(RNS) — The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted last week to keep language in the proposed budget bill that would add teeth to President Trump's May 4 executive order asking the IRS not to enforce the Johnson Amendment.
(RNS) As a community committed to loving our neighbor, and guided by a vision of a 'Just World for All,' the United Church of Christ stands against proposed cuts to programs like USIP.
WASHINGTON (RNS) President Trump’s 2018 budget calls for $25.6 billion in funding for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, a 28 percent decrease from the 2017 budget.
(RNS) As mainline churches adjust to declining membership and new forms of participation, the handsome space for Sunday worship is not only unaffordable, it also fails to meet emerging needs.
WASHINGTON (RNS) At a House Budget committee hearing on Wednesday (July 31), the two prominent Catholics -- Rep. Paul Ryan, R. Wis., and Sister Simone Campbell -- had a chance to square off as the sister testified before Ryan’s committee about hardship in America as the nation nears the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s 1964 declaration of the “War on Poverty.”
(RNS) Surrounded by baskets of fish and bread, with the Capitol at their backs, clergy attacked the Republican budget plan that came before the House on Wednesday.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican must adopt "effective" cost reduction measures in the wake of the global economic crisis, Pope Benedict XVI's No. 2 official warned on Tuesday (Dec. 18). By Alessandro Speciale
(RNS) Sister Simone Campbell, who became a celebrity of sorts this summer when she led the “Nuns on the Bus” tour for social justice, challenged the GOP in a rousing speech to the Democratic convention that called the Romney-Ryan budget plan “immoral.” By David Gibson.
(RNS) Paul Ryan has been taking a lot of heat over the factual accuracy of claims he made in his prime time address at the Republican convention last week, but Wednesday night at the Democratic confab the GOP vice-presidential candidate – and practicing Catholic – was schooled by a popular nun on the moral shortcomings of his budget proposals.
(RNS) Some Wisconsin Catholics are praying both Catholic vice presidential candidates will have a religious epiphany. They want GOP Rep. Paul Ryan to change his mind and heart about his deep-cuts budget and Vice President Biden to turn against abortion rights. By Cathy Lynn Grossman.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A group of Catholic nuns ended its nine-state bus tour here Monday (July 2), speaking out against a Republican federal budget proposal they say favors wealthy Americans at the expense of poor families. By Chris Lisee.