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Every child ‘a precious gift from God,’ Trump tells pro-life rally

Every child ‘a precious gift from God,’ Trump tells pro-life rally

| Julie Asher | January 19, 2018 | 1 Comment

In remarks broadcast to the March for Life from the White House Rose Garden, President Donald Trump said that his administration “will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life.”

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Poll shows a strong majority of Americans want restrictions on abortion

Poll shows a strong majority of Americans want restrictions on abortion

| Kurt Jensen | January 18, 2018 | 2 Comments

The annual poll of Americans’ views on abortion sponsored by the Knights of Columbus indicates that more than three-fourths continue to want “significant restrictions” on abortion access, even though a slim majority describe themselves as “pro-choice.”

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Catholics condemn ‘racist’ comments attributed to president

Catholics condemn ‘racist’ comments attributed to president

| January 16, 2018 | 4 Comments

Some Catholics said it was more important to look at the sentiment, not the vulgarity of the words the president of the United States allegedly used to refer to immigrants from certain countries: Disparaging, hateful, racist.

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Federal judge puts temporary block on Trump’s decision to end DACA

Federal judge puts temporary block on Trump’s decision to end DACA

| January 10, 2018 | 1 Comment

A U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco Jan. 9 temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by March.

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Gingrich formally begins service as U.S. ambassador to Holy See

Gingrich formally begins service as U.S. ambassador to Holy See

| Callista Gingrich | December 22, 2017 | 2 Comments

Callista Gingrich presented her letters of credential to Pope Francis, formally assuming her duties as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.

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After terrorism attempt, Trump calls for end to immigration programs

After terrorism attempt, Trump calls for end to immigration programs

| Rhina Guidos | December 19, 2017 | 8 Comments

While many Catholics took to social media asking for the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the life of migrants who have come to the U.S. seeking a better life, President Donald Trump called, on Dec. 12, her feast day, for an end to two immigration programs.

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Oral arguments heard in states’ suits on religious exemption to mandate

Oral arguments heard in states’ suits on religious exemption to mandate

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. District Court in Philadelphia heard oral arguments Dec. 14 in a suit that aims to take away the exemption granted in October to the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious employers allowing them to refuse to cover contraceptives for their employees on moral grounds.

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Pope concerned by U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Pope concerned by U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

| Junno Arocho Esteves | December 6, 2017 | 5 Comments

Following reports that U.S. President Donald Trump planned to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Pope Francis expressed his concern that such a move would further destabilize the Middle East.

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Notre Dame allows third-party coverage of contraceptives in health plans

Notre Dame allows third-party coverage of contraceptives in health plans

| Ann Carey | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Questions and confusion continue to swirl around the University of Notre Dame’s decision to allow the third-party administrators of its health plans to go on providing morally objectionable services to university employees, even though Notre Dame no longer is required by the government to do so.

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Health care law: uncertain outcome after multiple diagnoses

Health care law: uncertain outcome after multiple diagnoses

| Carol Zimmermann | October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Affordable Care Act — on the examination table since President Donald Trump came into office — has been poked, prodded and even pronounced dead while the fight to keep it alive keeps going.

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U.S. bishop concerned about impact of Trump’s health care order on poor

U.S. bishop concerned about impact of Trump’s health care order on poor

| October 16, 2017 | 5 Comments

A part of President Donald Trump’s Oct. 13 executive order on health care that would end subsidies to health insurance companies aimed at helping individuals with low to modest incomes is of “grave concern,” a U.S. bishop said.

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Catholics say diplomacy with North Korea, Iran needed to keep peace

Catholics say diplomacy with North Korea, Iran needed to keep peace

| October 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

More than 750 Catholics called on President Donald Trump and Congress to seek diplomatic solutions to defuse rising tensions between the United States and North Korea and to assure that the U.S. remains a party to the Iran nuclear deal.

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