Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

Trump and the emerging Catholic problem Comments 0

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Catholics are moving away from President Trump. In the latest Quinnipiac poll (which thankfully includes a set of questions about religion), 55% of Catholics say they will definitely not vote for Trump in 2020, as opposed to 32% who say they definitely will vote for him and 12% who say they’d consider it. Even if Read more

Political far right campaigner says Pope Francis is the enemy Comments 0

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Political far right campaigner Steve Bannon, who is Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, has attacked Pope Francis over his anti-populism stance. Ramping up his message ahead of the European elections, Bannon said Francis should stay out of politics. “He’s the administrator of the church, and he’s also a politician. This is the problem,” Bannon – Read more

Mike Pence responds to mockery of his faith is ‘mental illness’ Comments 0

Monday, February 19th, 2018

US vice president Mike Pence has responded to public mockery of his faith in Christ as a “mental illness”. His sanity as a believer was initially called into question by Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a disgruntled ex-staffer of President Trump. She used her status as a “Celebrity Big Brother” contestant to insinuate Pence suffers from mental illness.  Read more

Trump proposes some re-writes for the Bible Comments 0

Monday, October 30th, 2017

The Bible is, after all, foreign law; none of it was written in America. It would, therefore, be in order for President Trump to revise biblical law by executive order:  Click here to read some of the proposed revisions Related Posts:Mike Pence prays, studies Bible with Trump cabinetPope Francis and President Trump could meet in Read more

I know some of these “Dreamers” Comments 0

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

A New Zealand-born priest working in Brownsville, on the border between Texas and Mexico says, “I know some of these dreamers who are going to be phased out” because President Trump has rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Father Tony O’Connor relates the story of one the Dreamers he knows. She is Mexican Read more

The real culprits in America’s opioid crisis Comments 0

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Of all the people Donald Trump could blame for the opioid epidemic, he chose the victims. After his own commission on the opioid crisis issued an interim report this week, Trump said young people should be told drugs are “No good, really bad for you in every way.” The president’s exhortation to follow Nancy Reagan’s Read more

Trump and Catholic social doctrine Comments 0

Friday, November 18th, 2016

On November 8, 60% of voters identifying themselves as Catholic cast their votes for the now president-elect, Donald J. Trump. White born-again or Evangelical Christians supported Trump even more strongly, with 81% of their vote. It has been a long, contentious campaign, with historically low levels of trust and personal likability for both major party Read more

Not wishing Donald Trump well Comments 0

Friday, November 18th, 2016

There are times when, as a politician, you have to hold your nose, to smile politely and get on with it. Yesterday, in New Zealand’s parliament, was supposed to be one of those times. My Green party colleagues and I were asked to support a government motion to congratulate Donald Trump on winning the US Read more

President Trump and Pope Francis no longer friends Comments 0

Friday, November 11th, 2016

In 2013 President Trump compared himself to to Pope Francis. He tweeted:  “The new Pope is a humble man, very much like me, which probably explains why I like him so much!” But in February 2016  Pope Francis suggested Trump is “not Christian” after Trump said he wanted to to build a wall along the Mexican Read more

Prayers for world peace from Vatican follow Trump’s win Comments 0

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Prayers for world peace from the Vatican followed President-elect Donald Trump’s win at the polls. “May we make God’s merciful love ever more evident in our world through dialogue, mutual acceptance and fraternal cooperation,” Pope Francis tweeted from his Pontifex site. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who is the Pope’s Secretary of State, echoed Francis’s prayerful response Read more