Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Four ways to tell a prophet from a political puppet Comments 0

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

In the streets of Washington, D.C., we have seen religion used as a political prop and we have seen it exercise its prophetic voice. On June 1, President Donald Trump infamously had the street in front of the White House cleared of protesters so he could use St. John’s Episcopal Church on Lafayette Square as Read more

Political campaigns target Catholics at Mass Comments 0

Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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In 2016, Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin by fewer than 23,000 votes. This time, a group that favours Trump is trying to ensure a repeat victory. And it’s using something called geofencing to find Catholics at Mass. For All Tech Considered, NPR’s Audie Cornish spoke with Heidi Schlumpf of the National Catholic Reporter Read more

Seculosity: How career, parenting, technology, food, politics, and romance became our new religion Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019

A growing number of Americans do not follow a religion. But chances are that the details of their lives — from their phones and their politics to their dinner plates and how they raise their kids — are still ruled by some sort of a religious impulse, says author David Zahl. Zahl is the founder Read more

Catholic bishops condemn abuse of state funds in PNG Comments 0

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
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The Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands has called on parliamentarians to do away with the allocation of state funds that they can use at their own discretion in their electorates. The Bishops say these state funds have only attracted greed and corruption and overshadowed the real role of an Read more

Get involved with politics, don’t just watch says pope Comments 0

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

We need to get involved with politics as we can’t improve our political landscape by observing and judging from afar, says Pope Francis. This should always be done in a spirit of charity and helpfulness, he added. “Try to act personally instead of just looking and criticising the work of others from the balcony. “If Read more

Faith, politics and elections Comments 0

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Keep religion out of politics. As a catch-cry it is nonsensical. Religions and faith have always been in the politics game and vice versa. The Sanhedrin, the body which oversaw the trial of Jesus, was political. And civic institutions which support and uphold democracy across our globe are founded on a Judaeo-Christian understanding of the Read more

The virtue of humility in politics Comments 0

Friday, September 30th, 2016

In a recent speech full of allusions to Bible verses and Christian hymns at the National Baptist Convention in Kansas City, Hillary Clinton focused on Christian humility. She acknowledged that “Humility is not something you hear much about in politics.” But, she said, it should be. Those who truly understand “the awesomeness of power and the Read more

Social justice priest faces suspension for running for office Comments 0

Friday, July 8th, 2016

An Indonesian bishop says he will suspend a priest who has decided to run for political office. Bishop Ludovicus Manullang of Sibolga in North Sumatra said he would suspend Fr Rantinus Manalu. The priest is to run for public office in local elections next year. Fr Manalu is known for his anti-corruption stance and support Read more

Scotland’s bishops urge Catholics to take active role in politics Comments 0

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Catholic bishops in Scotland urged the faithful to take a more active role in politics and not be “passive spectators.” The bishops advised Catholics to be more active in the upcoming elections for constituency Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) and regional MSP. “Catholics in Scotland should not simply be passive spectators but should be active Read more

Donald Trump rips Pope over Mexico border visit Comments 0

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has criticised Pope Francis for planning to visit the border between the US and Mexico this week. On a Fox Business Network show, last week, Mr Trump was asked what he made of Pope Francis being at the border, standing with migrants. “So I think that the Pope is a Read more