US Politics

Trump's recent executive orders threatening to withhold federal funding from communities with sanctuary policies produced fears that more immigration restrictions are coming.
Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch listens at left as Senate Judiciary Committee Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Michael J. O’Loughlin February 02, 2017
In boarding school, Mr. Gorsuch participated in the informal debates, where he was routinely teased, accused of being “a conservative fascist.”
Teresa Donnellan February 02, 2017
“Part of who we are is trying to be political without being partisan; principled but not ideological," said moderator John Carr.
Demonstrators protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban on refugees and people from seven mainly-Muslim countries, in London on Jan. 30. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
David Stewart February 02, 2017
Though the rallies were billed primarily as protests against the invitation to President Donald J. Trump, protesters also condemned the new U.S. administration’s travel ban against seven majority-Muslim countries.
Protesters rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Jan. 31 against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. If confirmed, Gorsuch will fill the seat that has been empty since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February. (CNS photo/Yuri Gripas, Reuters)
Michael J. O’Loughlin February 01, 2017
"The fight will continue to go state by state. There's a strategy by proponents to get more states on board before they bring a case to the court."
The Editors February 01, 2017
On this week's podcast poet Christian Wiman, who teaches at Yale's Institute of Sacred Music, describes the power of poetry to hosts Matt Malone, S.J., and Kerry Weber.