Recognizing Conscience

In a rare triumph for religious freedom and the liberty of the conscience, the Trump Administration was able to issue rules, albeit interim, concerning the exemption for religious organizations who do not wish to supply contraception and abortifacients for their employees.

Trump Administration Issues New Contraceptive With Greater Religious Exemptions

The Trump administration announced an interim rule on Friday that would provide greater religious exemptions to the federal contraceptive mandate. While groups affected by the mandate will still have to seek formal relief in court, advocates for religious freedom are hailing today’s announcement as a significant victory.

Pope Francis Sends Prayers to Victims of Las Vegas Massacre

Following the shooting in Las Vegas last night, the deadliest in American history, Pope Francis has sent a telegram assuring the victims and their families of his prayers, and entrusting the dead “to the merciful love of almighty God.” The pontiff also commended the efforts of those police and emergency services personnel who were the first responders.

U.S. Bishops Urge Caution On Republican-Backed Healthcare Bill

The United States bishops are urging caution on the proposed Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill that is currently scheduled for a Senate vote next week. Four bishops from pro-life, migration, religious liberty, and justice and human development committees sent on a letter on Thursday rejecting the partisan bill and its rushed timeline.

President Misunderstood

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Is Pope Trying to Get Trump To Pay Attention to Ecology?

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew’s joint message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation comes just three months after President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement, and some experts suspect the two developments may be related.

Some Experts Think Pope Might Want Trump’s Attention

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew’s joint message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation comes just three months after President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement, and some experts suspect the two developments may be related.

What would Pope Francis think of Trump’s Afghanistan policy?

President Donald Trump recently announced his administration’s new policy in Afghanistan. While neither Pope Francis nor the Vatican has directly commented on it, in recent years there has been an increased push for peace-building and non-violent solutions from Church officials when it comes to the fight against terrorism.