Bishop Seitz: Dreamers Have ‘Renewed Everyone’s Faith in the American Dream’

On the very day that President Donald Trump’s deadline for Congress to act on DACA was set to expire, Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, told congressional leaders that Dreamers had “renewed everyone’s faith in the American dream” and it was time for lawmakers to find a permanent solution to protect them.

Bishops Rap Fed’s Budget

Responding to the Trump administration’s 2019 federal budget proposal, the U.S. Catholic bishops are urging for a budget that shows greater concern for “the least of these,” warning that the budget must not be balanced on the backs of the poor.

Trump Encourages Pro-Life Marchers

Speaking to tens of thousands of predominantly young people gathered in the nation’s capital on Friday, Jan. 19, U.S. President Donald Trump pledged that “we will always defend the very first right … to human life.”

Pope and President

Dear Editor: The Editor’s Space (Jan. 6) on your expectations for the agendas of Pope Francis and President Trump was puzzling and disturbing.

Bishops Oppose Removal of Protection from Salvardorans

The U.S. bishops have termed the Trump administration’s decision not to renew the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation to El Salvador as “heartbreaking” and pledged to stand with Salvadoran TPS recipients as they risk being separated from their families and homes in the United States.

Stop Bickering!

This week saw the release of “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff, a book detailing the inner workings of President Donald Trump’s administration. Far from a flattering piece, its author and publisher have received “cease and desist” notices from the president’s lawyers.

The Year in Review

While the campaign promises made by candidate Trump were a source of great joy to the U.S. Catholic bishops during the first few weeks of his presidency, the rest of 2017 – with a few notable exceptions – would be marked by serious tensions between the administration and the hierarchy of the U.S. Church.

Pope and President Poised For Big Years in 2018

Here’s my news prediction for 2018: The two dominant figures of 2017 will remain popular and each will gain ground in terms of achievement.

I’m talking about Pope Francis and President Donald Trump. I’m talking big strides for each over the next 12 months.

Fears, Hopes of All Years Still Rest in Bethlehem

Palestinians leaders called for three days of protests following U.S. President Donald Trump’s Dec. 6 official recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and demonstrations have broken out in the West Bank, Jordan and other parts of the Muslim world.