Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

An old president and an old pope

Monday, July 8th, 2024

Americans idolise youth. We want something new, fresh and beautiful. Wrinkles are not badges of wisdom and maturity. They are ugly and need to be stopped with Botox. Today, we have an elderly pope in Rome, an elderly president and an elderly Republican candidate for president. Age and ability Because the 87-year-old pope has difficulty Read more

Media dispute: When a bishop threatens legal action

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

Since the beginning of May, a dispute has flared up in the USA between the Catholic magazine “Commonweal”, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and the media organisation “Word on Fire”, founded by the prominent US bishop Robert Barron. The cause was a column by the Italian theologian and church historian Massimo Faggioli (pictured), who Read more

What do Trump and Mother Teresa have in common?

Thursday, June 6th, 2024

Donald Trump has a long history of comparing himself to historical figures: Mona Lisa, Nelson Mandela, even Jesus Christ. Now, Mother Teresa can add herself to the growing list “I would say, in listening to the charges from the judge, who’s, as you know, very conflicted, and corrupt, because of the conflicting, very very corrupt, Mother Teresa could Read more

Biden in trouble with Catholic voters

Monday, April 29th, 2024

According to survey data released by the Pew Research Center, incumbent US President Joe Biden, a Catholic, is battling a high unfavorability rating among his fellow Catholics. According to the data, neither Biden nor his Republican rival, former president Donald Trump, are viewed favourably by most Catholics surveyed, but Biden is the more unpopular of Read more

Mike Pence joked about Donald Trump’s religion

Monday, May 29th, 2023

According to a recent statement from Mike Pence, he once extended an invitation to Donald Trump to join him for Bible study. Pence recounted that Trump really liked the passages about the smiting and perishing of thine enemies. “Ya know, Mike, there’s some really good stuff in here.” Pence also made light of Trump’s legal Read more

Trump’s lawyer may hold his head while drinking because of his religion

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

One of Trump’s defence attorneys made headlines on the first day of the trial for reasons that had very little to do with the arguments he was making. Instead, many who tuned in wondered why he seemed to consistently hold the back of his head whenever he took a sip of water. Read more

Biden attends church: Trump goes golfing

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

While Joe Biden attended church with his family, Donald Trump played golf and continued to insist he won the election. The President and President-elect both followed their usual Sunday routines after the 2020 US election. Mr Biden attended the 10.30 am Mass at St Joseph On the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington with his wife Read more

Amy Coney Barrett: Mother of 7, woman of faith, who says religion has no place in rulings

Monday, September 28th, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a wife, mother of seven and a devout Catholic — but how that may affect the presumptive nominee’s potential rulings on the Supreme Court remains to be seen. Reportedly tapped by President Trump to replace the late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg, the 48-year-old jurist has only sat on Read more

Catholic front-runner for US Supreme Court nomination

Monday, September 21st, 2020

A Catholic mother of seven is the front-running candidate to replace US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday evening aged 87. Judge Amy Coney Barrett is reportedly the most likely presidential nominee for the role. Appointed a federal judge in 2017, Barrett was a professor at Notre Dame law school until her Read more

Kanye West, Christian chaos candidate, trumps the Trump model

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Kanye West is running for president. His campaign, which he announced July 4, could be dismissed as irrelevant: another plot twist in the increasingly bizarre annals of 2020, in which murder hornets run rampant and baby TikTok witches hex the moon. But nothing is more emblematic of our age — not the unprecedented COVID times, but our Read more