Category Archive for: justice

Archbishop Gomez: Ending DACA will lead to ‘humanitarian crisis’

Congress must separate “the conversation about DACA” from the “larger issues” about U.S. immigration policy, because allowing the program to expire will lead “to a humanitarian crisis,” especially in Los Angeles, said Archbishop Jose H. Gomez. “As a nation, we have a moral and humanitarian obligation to the ‘Dreamers.’ These young people have done nothing…Read More

Catholic groups decry end of immigration protection for Salvadorans

As the Catholic Church in the U.S. began observing National Migration Week, a time to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, immigrants, refugees, and human trafficking victims, the administration of President Donald Trump announced that it would end an immigration program for thousands of Salvadorans, one of the largest groups of modern-day immigrants in the…Read More

Catholic Social Teaching: A Political Lens

Catholics and non-Catholics alike often wonder what drives the Church’s involvement in the civic affairs of our communities and of the nation at large. If the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) is the ‘what’ of our faith, Catholic Social Teaching (CST) is the ‘why’. Though any attempt to condense this Teaching into a single…Read More

Senators, White House lay groundwork for Dreamers deal

Top senators and White House officials are laying the groundwork for a major immigration deal in January to resolve the fate of young undocumented immigrants whose legal protections were put in limbo by President Donald Trump. At a Tuesday afternoon meeting with nearly a dozen senators deeply involved in immigration policy, White House chief of…Read More

Federal Judge Kills TX Law to Prevent Pain-Capable Abortions

A federal judge strikes down a state law intended to mitigate cruelty to unborn children in late-term abortions. In Texas, legislators are attempting to enshrine in law their conviction that, if unborn children must be killed in abortions, they deserve to be spared as much pain as possible. These unborn children, Texas lawmakers believe, do…Read More

Taxpayer-funded abortion law met with Illinois lawsuit

A new Illinois law requiring public funding of elective abortions is opposed by pro-life groups and taxpayers who have sued the state, calling the measure illegal. “The people of Illinois totally reject taxpayer-funded abortions,” said Peter Breen, Special Counsel for the Thomas More Society, a non-profit legal group in Chicago, in a statement released Thursday.…Read More

Trump administration expands exemptions on contraceptive mandate

The Trump administration Oct. 6 issued interim rules expanding the exemption to the contraceptive mandate for religious employers, such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, who object on moral grounds to covering contraceptive and abortion-inducing drugs and devices in their employee health insurance. Leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops praised the action…Read More