Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

Trump proposes some re-writes for the Bible

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

I know some of these “Dreamers”

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Texas and Mexico says, “I know some of these dreamers who are going to be phased out” because President Trump has rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Father Tony O’Connor relates the story of one the Dreamers he knows.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

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

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

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

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

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

Did I die? Let me count the ways

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

By now most of you must have heard the leaked tape where Donald Trump explains to Billy Bush that he often kisses women without permission and grabs them by their genitals as they both die with laughter at how funny that is. I was pretty upset about that tape, but not because I am a Read more

Donald Trump pledges to support Catholics – Catholics say “step down”

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Donald Trump has a message for Catholics: I will be there for you. I will stand with you. I will fight for you. “I am, and will remain, pro-life.” Catholics, however, have called on Trump to step down following his lewd comments about women in a leaked audio recording from 2005. Despite this, Trump is Read more

Dalai Lama mocks Donald Trump

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Exiled Tibetian leader, the Dalai Lama, has been interviewed on British morning television with Piers Morgan. Morgan asked the Dalai Lama what he thought of Donald Trump.Read more