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Faith leaders: Protecting human life is priority in reopening churches

Faith leaders: Protecting human life is priority in reopening churches

The bishops of the state of Washington said suspension of the public celebration of Mass because of the coronavirus pandemic was undertaken “not out of fear, but out of our deepest respect for human life and health.”

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Trump says houses of worship ‘essential,’ directs governors to open them

Trump says houses of worship ‘essential,’ directs governors to open them

Saying America needs “more prayer, not less,” President Donald Trump May 22 declared houses of worship “essential” and directed the country’s governors “to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now, this weekend.”

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Divided court reexamines insurance coverage of contraceptives

Divided court reexamines insurance coverage of contraceptives

| Carol Zimmermann | May 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed divided May 6 over Trump administration rules that give employers more ability to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage in their health plans.

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Catholic leaders press Trump to support aid to schools during pandemic

Catholic leaders press Trump to support aid to schools during pandemic

| April 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump said he would continue to support issues vital to the Catholic Church, especially abortion, religious freedom and school choice, in a conference call with Catholic leaders and educators.

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Appeals court upholds Trump administration’s Title X ‘Protect Life Rule’

Appeals court upholds Trump administration’s Title X ‘Protect Life Rule’

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Feb. 24 upheld the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule” that enforces the Title X rule banning taxpayer funds from being used to promote or provide abortion as family planning.

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Ready to caucus? Catholics, start your engines

Ready to caucus? Catholics, start your engines

| February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

When her children were young, Jean Stolpestad brought them to caucuses to introduce them to the process — just as her mother did when she was growing up. Her mom was an avid caucus-goer and often exclaimed, “This is how we make change.”

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Among calls for unity, Trump criticizes Democrats at prayer breakfast

Among calls for unity, Trump criticizes Democrats at prayer breakfast

| Dennis Sadowski | February 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

As four members of Congress and a well-known economist called for healing, unity and “love of neighbor” at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Donald Trump broke ranks and criticized Democrats for impeaching him while hailing Republicans who acquitted him.

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Bishops applaud administration’s support for school choice proposal

Bishops applaud administration’s support for school choice proposal

| February 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The right of parents “to exercise freedom of choice in education is firmly rooted in the teachings of our Catholic faith,” two U.S. Catholic bishops said Feb. 5 in a joint statement on a federal proposal to expand parental choice for their children’s schooling.

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Trump highlights pro-life, school choice issues in State of the Union

Trump highlights pro-life, school choice issues in State of the Union

| Julie Asher | February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Less than two weeks after pro-life leaders welcomed President Donald Trump to the speakers’ platform at the Jan. 24 March for Life on the National Mall, these leaders were praising a call he issued in his State of the Union address Feb. 4 that Congress immediately ban late-term abortion.

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USCCB: Israelis, Palestinians must talk to get Mideast peace

USCCB: Israelis, Palestinians must talk to get Mideast peace

| February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump’s proposed Mideast peace plan deserves “serious consideration,” but “the Israelis and the Palestinians are the only ones who can resolve the differences and agree on a common resolution to the chronic impasse,” said a representative of the U.S. bishops.

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Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy expanded to now include Brazilians

Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy expanded to now include Brazilians

| February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

By requiring Brazilians seeking asylum in the United States to stay in Mexico while their immigration cases are reviewed is an unacceptable expansion of the Trump administration’s already “indefensible program,” said a Catholic bishop who heads a Texas border diocese.

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Holy Land Catholic leaders: Trump peace plan needed Palestinian input

Holy Land Catholic leaders: Trump peace plan needed Palestinian input

| Judith Sudilovsky | January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Calling U.S. President Donald Trump’s Peace-to-Prosperity plan a “unilateral initiative,” church leaders in the Holy Land said it did not give “dignity and rights” to the Palestinians.

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