- Dec 14, 2019
The U.S. bishops in 2003 published a pastoral letter, “Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope,” which listed principles of reforming U.S. immigration policy. But 15 years later, how do those principles translate into concrete legislative proposals?
Four political leaders from both parties spoke at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and they each went in their own directions with their speeches.
The 2018 farm bill was defeated on the floor of the House May 18. It could back for a second vote in late June, but Catholic and other rural life advocates see a need for improvements in the measure before then.
Three California bishops have asked House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, to allow a debate and a vote in the coming month on long-stymied Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival legislation, popularly known as DACA.
House Speaker Paul Ryan met Tuesday with the House chaplain he ousted last month, then reinstated after the chaplain complained a Ryan aide told him it might be time to put a non-Catholic in the job.
Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Father Patrick Conroy will be back on the job as House Chaplain.