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  • Bishops worry the poor are ‘bargaining chips’ in healthcare debates

    • Oct 15, 2017

    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.

  • US deports Indonesian Christian who fled persecution

    US deports Indonesian Christian who fled persecution

    • May 21, 2017

    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.

  • Tobin calls Trump immigration policies ‘cruelty on innocent people’

    Tobin calls Trump immigration policies ‘cruelty on innocent people’

    • May 17, 2017

    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.

  • Bishops’ point man on religious freedom gives mixed verdict on Trump order

    Bishops’ point man on religious freedom gives mixed verdict on Trump order

    • May 15, 2017

    Archbishop William Lori, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, told Crux that while he welcomes the recent executive order on religious freedom issued by President Donald Trump, “the devil is in the details”. He also said that repeal of the Johnson Amendment barring churches from endorsing candidates isn’t a focus, because “that’s really not our job.”

  • Believers in the power of prayer gather at state capitols for annual rite

    Believers in the power of prayer gather at state capitols for annual rite

    • May 7, 2017

    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.

  • Little Sisters hope contraception battle is nearing an end

    Little Sisters hope contraception battle is nearing an end

    • May 6, 2017

    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.”

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