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Trump and the U.S. Catholic Church: The First 100 Days

Categories: Articles:Social Justice | Published: 03/05/2017 | Views: 914

An American publication reviews the first 100 days of the Trump presidency.

The Trump administration has led the nation on something of a white-knuckle ride right from the get-go, provoking gray hair among civil libertarians and advocates for foreign aid, human rights and immigrants. Some of the president’s back-and-forth decisions on North Korea, Syria and Nafta have likewise worried economic, security and foreign policy experts from both the left and the right.

Predictably Mr. Trump has also clashed with the Catholic Church and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on many of the policies he has promoted during his first 100 days. His decision to move ahead with the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines and roll back Obama-era efforts to respond to climate change have been challenged by Catholic environmental groups. The president’s positions on immigration and refugee resettlement have similarly been criticized by Catholic advocates. But clashes with the U.S. bishops directly have been most acute over the treatment of refugees and undocumented migrants in the United States and efforts to put an end to a number of reforms and initiatives launched under the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act.  Read the full report here.

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