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Appeals court says Title X rule can take effect while suits proceed

Appeals court says Title X rule can take effect while suits proceed

| July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced July 15 it would begin implementing the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule” to bar Title X funds from being used for promoting or providing abortion as family planning.

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Administration to apply ‘third country’ rule for asylum-seekers

Administration to apply ‘third country’ rule for asylum-seekers

| July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Trump administration announced the U.S. departments of Justice and Homeland Security are adopting an interim “third country rule” requiring immigrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to first apply for refugee status in another country.

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U.S. bishop among nearly 200 faith leaders speaking against war in Iran

U.S. bishop among nearly 200 faith leaders speaking against war in Iran

| Dennis Sadowski | July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two Catholic bishops are among nearly 200 faith leaders calling on President Donald Trump’s administration to pursue diplomacy to resolve conflicts with Iran.

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Trump spotlights religious sister, Catholic flight director of Apollo 11

Trump spotlights religious sister, Catholic flight director of Apollo 11

In his “Salute to America” speech July 4 at the Lincoln Memorial, President Donald Trump praised the work and dedication of a woman religious and the Catholic man who was the flight director of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing.

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Census to go forward without citizenship question

Census to go forward without citizenship question

| Carol Zimmermann | July 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a July 11 announcement from the Rose Garden, President Donald Trump said he was ending his efforts to add a citizenship question to the census and would instead direct federal agencies by executive order to provide data about the country’s citizens and noncitizens to the U.S. Commerce Department.

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Pope applauds Trump, Kim meeting in North Korea

Pope applauds Trump, Kim meeting in North Korea

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

After U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting president to set foot in North Korea, Pope Francis called his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a positive step toward world peace.

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Supreme Court to take up DACA case, not abortion law, next term

Supreme Court to take up DACA case, not abortion law, next term

| Carol Zimmermann | June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

In its next term, the Supreme Court will examine if the Trump administration illegally tried to end a program that protects young adults brought to the U.S. as minors without documentation.

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House passes spending bill that would overturn pro-life policies

House passes spending bill that would overturn pro-life policies

| Elizabeth Bachmann | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The House of Representatives passed a bill June 19 that will overturn at least nine pro-life policies, including reinstating taxpayer-funded abortion domestically and abroad, according to Republican Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey. The bill passed 226 to 203, with every Republican voting against it.

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Farm woes deepen in central United States

Farm woes deepen in central United States

| Mark Pattison | June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Farmers rarely have an easy year, let alone an easy life. But 2019 has so far been one for the record books.

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As immigration deterrent, Trump threatens Mexico with tariffs

As immigration deterrent, Trump threatens Mexico with tariffs

| Rhina Guidos | June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on Mexico, whom his administration blames lately for an increasing number of immigrants at the southern U.S. border.

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Immigration advocates express concerns about Trump immigration plan

Immigration advocates express concerns about Trump immigration plan

Catholic immigration advocates raised concerns about a proposal from President Donald Trump that would reshape U.S. immigration policy to incorporate a “merit-based” system that prioritizes high-skilled workers over those with family already in the country.

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Catholic officials pleased with new conscience protection rule

Catholic officials pleased with new conscience protection rule

| Carol Zimmermann | May 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The announcement of a new conscience protection rule May 2 protecting health care workers who object to abortion procedures on religious grounds was welcome news to U.S. Catholic bishops and the president of the Catholic Health Association.

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