Long-awaited executive order on religion has unclear path ahead

WASHINGTON (CNS) — At a White House Rose Garden ceremony May 4, President Donald Trump told a group of religious leaders: "It was looking like you'd never get here, but you got here, folks," referring to their presence at the signing of the executive order on religious liberty.


U.S. bishops' committee chairman: Fix flaws in American Health Care Act

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The American Health Care Act that passed by a four-vote margin May 4 in the House has "major defects," said Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Social Development.


Church leaders view religious freedom order as positive step

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Many religious leaders viewed President Donald Trump's executive order on religious freedom, which he signed in a White House Rose Garden ceremony May 4, as a step in the right direction.