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In this photo taken May 19, 2017, a GPO worker stacks copies of "Analytical Perspectives Budget of the U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2018" onto a pallet at the U.S. Government Publishing Office's (GPO) plant in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeMay 22, 2017
The budget’s moral measure will be assessed by “how well it promotes the common good of all,” the bishops write.
U.S. President Donald Trump places a note in the Western Wall in Jerusalem on May 22. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
President Donald Trump began his two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a private visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Western Wall.
President Donald Trump speaks during the 36th annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service on Monday, May 15, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Trump's memorandum directed the U.S. secretary of state "to implement a plan to extend the Mexico City Policy to 'global health assistance furnished by all departments or agencies.'"
Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, N.M., prays on Nov. 16 during the opening of the 2015 fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
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The bishops' spring assembly will include discussions ranging from immigration to religious freedom, as well as the Synod of Bishops on youth.
Faith News
The pope and the president have something of a history, but do not expect fireworks.
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Decrease military spending and help the poor, said the U.S. bishops in a May 19 letter addressed to Congress, before lawmakers prepare to work on the federal budget for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year.