Tag: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Texas Refugee Resettlement Rates Declining in 2017

The number of refugees being resettled in Texas during this fiscal year is down, but the state is still second to the California. The drop follows the change in policies of the new presidential administration and the halt in Texas’ participation in refugee resettlement.

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Catholic Schools Join Protest Against Common Core

The plummeting popularity of the Common Core standards has extended to Catholic schools in the United States—about half of which were signed onto the nationalized standards by their bishops despite a push back from many Catholic educators and theologians.

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ACLU: ‘We Can No Longer Support Federal Religious Freedom Law’

The ACLU — whose stated mission was once “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States” — now states that while the organization supported the RFRA when it was passed, “we can no longer support the law in its current form” because “it is now often used as a sword to discriminate against women, gay and transgender people and others.”

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Catholic Relief Services VP Living in Same-Sex Marriage

Michael Hichborn, president of Lepanto Institute – which has in the past exposed CRS policy of programs supporting contraception – said, “This vice president is flouting Catholic moral teaching by living in a homosexual union and engaging in homosexual activism online. Personnel is policy, so it’s a fair question to ask how his lifestyle and activism have influenced policy at CRS.”

ACLU Demands Catholic Bishops Provide Abortions for Illegal Minors

Religious groups such as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) are the target of an imminent ACLU lawsuit that hopes to order the federal government to release information about how the groups are awarded government funding contracts to assist illegal unaccompanied minors, yet refuse to allow the minors access to contraception and abortion.