- Mar 30, 2020
Realizing that many people are hesitant to fill out the upcoming census, the U.S. Census Bureau is calling on religious leaders to help promote it.
This is the first time anyone can recall Catholic Charities of Washington being asked to provide assistance for furloughed workers.
The U.S. Justice Department has opened its own investigation into Pennsylvania’s Catholic dioceses and clergy sex abuse claims.
In front of a small crowd of cabinet members and religious leaders at the White House Rose Garden May 3, President Donald Trump announced, and then signed, an executive order giving faith-based groups a stronger voice in the federal government.
The United States is the only industrial country which does not have mandatory paid maternity leave. Doing so, in addition to fulfilling the requirements of justice for women, will also advance the Church’s concern for the family and for life by saving the lives of prenatal children. Paid family leave is solidly rooted in Catholic social teaching, including the 1981 social encyclical of St. John Paul II, ‘Laborem Exercens.”
Rep. T.J. Berry wants to take government out of marriage and leave it to houses of worship by classifying such legal partnerships as domestic unions. But that could open the door to more problems since the federal government only recognizes marriage for benefits.