Pope Francis: In fighting abortion, Catholics should not lose sight of social justice issues

Fighting social injustice, by caring for migrants and the poor, is just as holy a pursuit for Catholics as opposing abortion, declared Pope Francis in a major 100-page document issued by the Vatican on Monday. Pope Francis softened the Roman Catholic Church stance on abortion…

Ben Carson’s $31,000 dining room shows the gaudy looting habits of Team Trump have no limit

Too strapped for cash to keep poor people off the street, President Donald Trump’s housing officials are apparently flush enough to buy a $31,000 dining set for a little-used formal space in Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s office. New political staffers at the…

Evictions by another name: Trump budget gives up on federal low-income housing law

Hundreds of thousands of poor families would be evicted from their homes under President Donald Trump’s budget plan, while those who manage not to get booted onto the street would see their already dire housing conditions deteriorate further. The proposal renews Trump’s call to slash…

‘Red alert’: Advocates take to Capitol Hill to demand funding for community health centers

Federal funding for health clinics that primarily serve the poor lapsed 129 days ago. For this Congress, it’s par for the course: the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) faced a fiscal crisis for 114 days before lawmakers acted. And like CHIP, community health centers enjoy bipartisan…