Posts Tagged ‘President Donald Trump’

Catholic bishop challenges Trump’s pro-life claims Comments 0

Monday, August 10th, 2020

President Donald Trump’s pro-life claims have been analysed and found wanting. An American church leader, Bishop John Stowe of Kentucky challenged Trump’s pro-life claims in a recent webinar. He told his audience that rather than being pro-life, Trump was actually anti-life. “For this president to call himself pro-life, and for anybody to back him because Read more

How Trump and Biden are courting Catholic voters Comments 0

Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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With a little more than three months to go until the Nov. 3 election, the campaigns of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are each making efforts to attract Catholic voters, a once-reliable Democratic constituency that in recent years has been up for grabs. The campaigns and their surrogates say the choice Read more

Republican Christians targeted in new ad using Bible, to turn on Trump Comments 0

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Republican Christian voters are being called on in a new political advertisement to turn against Donald Trump this November, arguing the president’s rhetoric and actions are out of step with their faith. The ad, released on Tuesday (July 14), features several self-identified Republicans discussing Trump and his presidency as a piano softly plays the hymn Read more

Pope confronts the sin of racism and George Floyd’s death Comments 0

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Pope Francis spoke out against the sin of racism in a speech about George Floyd’s death that was broadcast around the world. He said the sin exists among those who say they fight for all human life – yet it doesn’t fit with the belief system that defends human life at all stages. “We cannot Read more

Support for President Trump dips among white Catholics Comments 0

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Support for President Trump among white Catholics has dropped almost by half since March, a new poll reveals. The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) reported last Thursday that Trump’s support among white Catholics fell from 60 percent in March to 48 percent in April to 37 percent in May. The new poll was conducted May Read more

DC archbishop doubles down on criticism of Trump shrine visit Comments 0

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington doubled down on his criticism of President Donald Trump’s visit to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine earlier this week, saying Friday that a place dedicated to the memory of the late Polish pope should have “never been used as a place for a political statement.” “Long before he Read more

Trump angers US bishops Comments 0

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

As President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited a shrine to Saint John Paul II on Tuesday, Archbishop Wilton Gregory rebuked those who organised the visit. Gregory said arranging for Trump to visit the shrine was “baffling and reprehensible.” He is outraged at what he called a politicised photo opportunity. Protesters from a Read more

Trump calls Church an essential service; he plays golf Comments 0

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

President Trump is a hypocrite, a CNN political analyst John Avlon has pointed out. Trump pushed for churches to reopen, deeming them essential, but did not attend church on Sunday, Avlon said. Instead, Trump played golf on Sunday – which makes him “more of the ‘do as I say, not as I do’ presidency.” Trump’s Read more

Priest tells Trump churches aren’t necessary to practice our faith Comments 0

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Churches aren’t necessary to practice our faith, a Catholic priest has told US president Donald Trump. Trump takes the opposite view to Fr Edward Beck, and says he considers houses of worship and their religious services essential. “The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to Read more

Articles critical of Cardinal Dolan unpublished Comments 0

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Magazine articles critical of the flattering comments New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan made about President Donald Trump have been withdrawn from publication. Even though they have been withdrawn, one of the articles has been saved by a digital archive that allows people to see websites as they existed at various points in time. A link Read more