• Bishops’ migration chair urges House pass new bill to protect ‘Dreamers’

    Bishops’ migration chair urges House pass new bill to protect ‘Dreamers’

    • Mar 16, 2019

    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.

  • ND President says Catholic higher ed contributes to fighting racism

    ND President says Catholic higher ed contributes to fighting racism

    • Aug 26, 2017

    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.

  • Trump and Francis may face new tensions over Cuba

    Trump and Francis may face new tensions over Cuba

    • Jun 12, 2017

    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.

  • Those 29 times presidents and popes have intersected

    Those 29 times presidents and popes have intersected

    • May 19, 2017

    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.