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Local Church leaders consider options in wake of immigration executive orders

Local Church leaders consider options in wake of immigration executive orders

| Matthew Davis, Dave Hrbacek, Jessica Trygstad and Maria Wiering | February 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

Three men live with the Franciscan Brothers of Peace who are not religious brothers. They are among 55 victims of torture seeking political asylum in the U.S. whom the brothers have housed in their friary on Lafond Avenue in St. Paul since 1995.

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Bishops launch letter campaign urging Trump to protect religious freedom

Bishops launch letter campaign urging Trump to protect religious freedom

| Carol Zimmermann | February 8, 2017 | 2 Comments

Saying “religious freedom in America has suffered years of unprecedented erosion,” the U.S. Catholic bishops have posted an online letter for Catholics to send to President Donald Trump urging him to sign an executive order promoting religious freedom.

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Spiritual, not monetary, success defines America, Trump says

Spiritual, not monetary, success defines America, Trump says

| Mark Pattison | February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Spiritual success” is a more accurate measure for the United States than wealth, according to likely billionaire President Donald Trump in remarks Feb. 2 at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.

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Prelates raise concern over Trump decision to keep Obama executive order

Prelates raise concern over Trump decision to keep Obama executive order

| February 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

The chairmen of two bishops’ committees expressed disappointment Feb. 1 over President Donald Trump’s decision to retain a 2014 executive order by his predecessor, Barack Obama, that bans federal discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity against federal employees and workers for federal government contractors.

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Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

| January 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

Gorsuch, 49, hasn’t written a ruling specifically on abortion but he has strong views on religious liberty. He sided with the Little Sisters of the Poor in their challenge of the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

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In Jordan, Syrian refugees accepted by U.S. frustrated with Trump action

In Jordan, Syrian refugees accepted by U.S. frustrated with Trump action

| Dale Gavlak | January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Promised resettlement in the United States after escaping death and destruction in their homeland, many Syrian refugees are frustrated and angry over President Donald Trump’s executive action banning their entry to the U.S. until further notice.

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Trump’s ban of refugees ignites firestorm, but also gains support

Trump’s ban of refugees ignites firestorm, but also gains support

| January 30, 2017 | 3 Comments

As President Donald Trump signed an executive memorandum intended to restrict the entry of terrorists coming to the United States in the guise of refugees, the action brought quick response from Catholic and other religious leaders.

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Archbishop Hebda joins Minnesota faith leaders in opposing Trump’s immigration ban

Archbishop Hebda joins Minnesota faith leaders in opposing Trump’s immigration ban

| January 30, 2017 | 41 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda joined with 11 other faith leaders from Christian churches, Judaism and Islam at the Jan. 30 press conference to call for lifting the immigration ban. The leaders, speaking at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, unanimously voiced that God calls all nations to welcome refugees and immigrants.

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Trump’s action banning refugees brings outcry from U.S. church leaders

Trump’s action banning refugees brings outcry from U.S. church leaders

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump’s executive memorandum intended to restrict the entry of terrorists coming to the United States brought an outcry from Catholic leaders across the U.S.

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CRS president: Denying entry to refugees won’t make U.S. safer

CRS president: Denying entry to refugees won’t make U.S. safer

| Barb Fraze and Dennis Sadowski | January 27, 2017 | 3 Comments

While U.S. elected officials have an obligation to protect the security of Americans, denying entry to desperate refugees will not make the country safer, said the president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services.

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School choice initiatives gain momentum

School choice initiatives gain momentum

| January 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

Across the country at the state level, Catholic conferences are involved in lobbying efforts to promote school choice as a way to provide more families access to Catholic schools.

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Archbishop Hebda calls for prayers, understanding after Trump’s immigration actions

Archbishop Hebda calls for prayers, understanding after Trump’s immigration actions

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

“We join the Holy Father in reaffirming our Catholic teaching on the dignity of each human life and commit ourselves not only to prayer but also to supporting efforts for those of various viewpoints to come together to work for the common good, to make sure that our laws are just, fair and enforceable as well as compassionate, and to do all that we can to make sure families are kept intact, recognizing that families are the principal building blocks of a civilized society,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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