Posts Tagged ‘President Barack Obama’

Nun acknowledged for her Obamacare ‘generous service’

Monday, May 30th, 2022
Pope Francis Carol Keehan

Pope Francis has praised the work of Sr Carol Keehan as someone “continuing the healing ministry of Jesus Christ”. Sr Keehan, DC, is the former head of the Catholic Health Association. Her crusading work in US health care led her to defy the US bishops’ conference to support President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act in Read more

Six-year-olds letter to Obama about refugee child

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Six-year-old Alex’s letter to Barack Obama asking him to send Syrian refugee child Omran Daqneesh to come and live with his family has gone viral. On his Facebook page Mr Obama said the boy, only know as Alex from New York, was “moved by the heartbreaking images of Omran Daqneesh.” Omran is the five-year-old in Read more

US nun urges Obama to restore abortion promotion funding

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

An American woman religious has urged President Barack Obama to restore funding for programmes that promote abortion in other countries. Sr Jeannine Gramick was one of the signatories to an open letter to the US president from various faith-based organisations. The letter claimed women and girls who face sexual violence and rape deserve meaningful access Read more

US archbishop says botched execution shows brutality of death penalty

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

An American archbishop says a botched execution of a prisoner in Oklahoma underscores the brutality of the death penalty. Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City said this after an attempt to execute convicted killer Clayton Lockett by lethal injection on April 29. A combination of three lethal drugs was being used in the state for Read more

Vacuuming up the Pacific’s resources

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The 11th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is currently taking place in Melbourne, Australia. Although negotiators have agreed to the broad outlines of the TPP agreement, a new trade issue has created a snag in the process: the inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement provisions. Australia has refused to accept the investor-state dispute settlement, Read more