- Jul 12, 2020
In a late vote May 27, the U.S. House overwhelmingly passed a measure condemning the Chinese Communist Party for forcing Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs and other Muslim minorities into indoctrination camps in the country’s Xinjiang region.
Congress needs to remember the needs of “the poor, the vulnerable and people on the margins” when considering additional pandemic economic relief packages, said the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.
When China threatened May 14 to retaliate against U.S. politicians for their support of federal lawsuits over the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the proposals involved stopping all trade involving certain states, including Missouri.
A U.S. official praised Belarus for releasing a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses that Russia wanted extradited.
Catholic leaders expressed deep reservations about a new $3 trillion tax cut and spending bill in response to the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic that would restrict support for Catholic school students.
A congressman is asking the Department of Justice to investigate settlements to two men who say they were victims of clergy abuse at a Catholic school in Mississippi.