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State of Union address briefly highlights key Catholic issues

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Although President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address Jan. 12 hit a fair amount of key Catholic issues,...

Obama and Castro take next steps to normalize U.S.-Cuba ties

PANAMA CITY — An hourlong meeting April 11 between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro marked the first such personal encounter...

U.S. bishops welcome Obama’s action on undocumented immigrants

    WASHINGTON—The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration, has welcomed the news that the Obama administration will defer deportations for many undocumented immigrants...

Obama nominates rabbi as religious freedom ambassador

WASHINGTON — Rabbi David Saperstein, director and counsel of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, is President Barack Obama’s nominee to be ambassador-at-large...

Christian groups urge Obama to take action to stop violence in...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Christian organizations called on President Barack Obama to take direct action to stop the current violence in the Gaza Strip and...

Obama said to seek balance on health plans, religious beliefs

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — A White House spokesman said the Obama administration is working to “strike the right balance between expanding coverage of preventive...

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