Posts Tagged ‘Joe Biden’

Biden recites deceased son’s favourite hymn

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

US President-elect Joe Biden concluded his victory speech by reciting his deceased son Beau’s favourite popular Catholic hymn “On Eagles’ Wings” Biden lost Beau, an Iraq war veteran who had served as Delaware’s attorney general, in 2015 to a brain tumour at the age of 46. Read more Related Posts:Pope Francis and Joe Biden talk Read more

Pope Francis and Joe Biden talk on phone

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Pope Francis has offered US president-elect Joe Biden his “blessings and congratulations”, during a phone call Thursday morning. Biden, of Irish heritage, will be the second Catholic president of the United States. John F. Kennedy, who was elected in 1960 and also of Irish descent, was the country’s first Catholic president. Matteo Bruni, the director Read more

Biden victory kindles hope for warmer US-Vatican relations

Thursday, November 12th, 2020
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President-elect Joe Biden is already being received as a promising ally for Francis’ pontificate. Vatican-U.S. relations have grown increasingly strained in recent years, mainly as a result of the opposing views of Pope Francis and the Trump administration on a wide range of issues, from immigration to the environment. Francis, who has sought to build 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

Leading Democrat urges Biden to appoint Muslim federal judges if elected

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

The vice-chair of the Democratic Party is calling on Joe Biden to commit to appointing, for the first time, Muslim judges to the federal bench if he were to win November’s presidential election. House Representative Grace Meng made the request in a letter to the Biden campaign last week, asking the former vice president and Read more

How will Joe Biden deal with the abortion question?

Monday, September 7th, 2020

For the duration of the Democratic primary season, the abortion issue was off the table — largely because all the significant candidates were solidly in support of abortion rights. The one exception might have been Joe Biden, who has swum outside the party’s pro-choice mainstream, but last year he abandoned his longstanding support of the Read more

Biden’s Catholic outreach claims he shares pope’s priorities

Monday, September 7th, 2020

US Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s Catholic outreach is telling undecided Catholic voters that Biden’s priorities align with Pope Francis’s. The Catholic outreach campaigners (called Catholics for Biden) insistence of the Biden-papal alignment overlooks Biden’s support for federal funding of abortions. Biden has pledged to support taxpayer-funded abortion and codify legal abortion in law. His “public Read more

Boston priest supports “a woman’s right to choose”

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

A Boston priest shocked many when he wrote on his Facebook page that he believes in “a woman’s right to choose” on the issue of abortion. “I am pro-life and I believe that every woman who becomes pregnant deserves to have the freedom to choose life,” Msgr. Paul Garrity from the Boston Archdiocese wrote. “This Read more

Joe Biden’s Catholic faith on display at Democratic convention’s final night

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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As former Vice President Joe Biden prepared to accept the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday night, his Catholic faith was highlighted to kick off his reintroduction to Americans. His friend, Senator Chris Coons, Democrat of Delaware, spoke about Mr Biden’s faith, saying it “is strong and it’s personal and private. For Joe, faith isn’t Read more

“Don’t you kiss his ring” says Joe Biden’s Catholic mother

Thursday, August 20th, 2020
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In spring of 1980, Pope John Paul II had one of the longest meetings of his fledgeling papacy. It wasn’t with a world leader, a U.S. president or even a secretary of state. It was with a 37-year-old Joe Biden, a U.S. senator barely a year into his second term. According to a Catholic News Read more