• 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.”

  • Trump order makes some preachers ecstatic, others cringe

    Trump order makes some preachers ecstatic, others cringe

    • May 9, 2017

    While some religious leaders are excited by President Donald Trump’s executive order to ease limits on churches endorsing political candidates, The Rev. Don Anderson, executive minister of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches, and others say the Johnson Amendment can protect the clergy from being put in awkward spots, such as being asked to endorse a parishioner’s relative.

  • 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.