- Jan 28, 2020
Bishop Frank Dewane, who’s emerged as the U.S. bishops’ point man on healthcare issues, said Saturday that political wrangling and the president’s latest executive orders will fall hardest on the poor and vulnerable. The Congressional Budget Office as well as other experts say the orders will increase costs and also mean that roughly one million additional people will be without coverage as early as next year.
A Christian man who’s been living in New Jersey for 16 years fleeing religious persecution was deported on Thursday, officials said, illustrating one of the inadvertent consequences of President Donald Trump’s executive order cracking down on admission of refugees. The man has no criminal record, and enjoyed the strong support of his local church.
Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, on Wednesday issued a strong call to action to Catholic leaders to resist the immigration policies being implemented by the Trump administration, including musing aloud about the impact if every cardinal and bishop in the country were to accompany a potential deportee to his or her court hearing.
On the same day that Donald Trump issued a controversial executive order about religious freedom that garnered much conversation about whether or not it changed much, and that Republicans voted to repeal healthcare, there were many Christians just taking the opportunity to celebrate the National Day of Prayer.
Based on comments from President Donald Trump about the implications of his new executive order on religious freedom, the Little Sisters of the Poor hope their long legal struggle against the contraception mandates imposed as part of the Obama health care reform is almost over, saying “we’re on the one-yard line … we just have to get it over the goal line.”