- Jun 19, 2021
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration March 15 endorsed the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which would provide equal protection and a pathway to citizenship for qualifying “Dreamers” and those covered by the Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure programs.
At the opening Mass of the 2017 academic year, Father John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, condemned racism and argued that Catholic higher education offers a specific contribution to the national fight against it, building on a tradition of Notre Dame leaders being involved in struggles for civil rights and racial justice.
President Donald Trump and Pope Francis had a cordial meeting on May 24, stressing areas of agreement such as religious freedom and persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Since then, however, a Vatican aide described Trump’s pullout from the Paris climate change accord as a “slap in the face,” and now Trump seems poised to rollback the opening to Cuba that Francis helped engineer.
Ahead of Pope Francis’s May 24 meeting with United States President Donald Trump, it’s worth looking back at previous times popes and presidents have met in person, and what was said about those encounters at the time.
It is now possible for states to redirect Title X family planning funding away from clinics that perform abortions, such as planned parenthood. President Donald Trump signed the bill into law, overruling what some consider the previous administration’s “parting gift to the abortion industry.”
In a conversation with Crux’s John Allen, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia explains why he thinks Americans are living in a ‘post-Christian’ culture, and also why he thinks it would be a good idea for Pope Francis to answer the dubia about ‘Amoris Laetitia.’
Notre Dame announced Thursday that Vice President Michael Pence will be the commencement speaker on May 21 and will receive an honorary degree. In the past the university’s choice of commencement speakers has sometimes stirred controversy, and this might be no exception.
The recent decision by the Donald Trump administration to withdraw protections that allowed transgender students to use bathrooms that corresponded with their gender identity was celebrated by Catholic bishops, but had mixed reactions from other religious leaders in the United States.