Posts Tagged ‘Joe Biden’

Cluster bombs – Church chastises Catholic pragmatic President

Monday, July 17th, 2023
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US Bishops’ International Justice and Peace Chairman, Bishop David J. Malloy, has expressed public concern regarding President Joe Biden’s decision to supply Ukraine with cluster bombs for use against Russian forces. He is raising questions about the ethical implications of the Catholic President’s move. Malloy, in a statement issued by the Peace Committee, highlighted the Read more

A devout Catholic president

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Pro-lifers in the United States are calling out devout Catholic President Joe Biden for his response to the US Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision. While the decision – that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion – is in tune with the Catholic view, the Catholic president lamented the ruling Read more

Australia’s PM – Cultural Catholic of humble origins

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Australia’s new prime minister is a self-described cultural Catholic with an agenda to make social reforms and take action on climate change. Anthony Albanese, centre-left leader of the Labor Party, claimed election victory on 21 May defeating the conservative Liberal-National coalition that has governed for nine years. Mr Albanese always described himself as the only Read more

White House Press Secretary tests positive for COVID-19

Monday, November 1st, 2021

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced Sunday she has tested positive for COVID-19. Last week, President Biden travelled to Europe for a meeting with Pope Francis, the G20 summit, and the COP26 climate talks. In a statement, Psaki said she remained in the United States because members of her household tested positive for COVID-19, Read more

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

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