Posts Tagged ‘President Donald Trump’

The abortion fight has never been about just Roe v. Wade

Monday, May 24th, 2021
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This week, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could result in the overruling of Roe v. Wade. The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, involves a Mississippi law that bans abortion starting at the 15th week of pregnancy. Significantly, the statute draws the line before fetal viability—the point at which Read more

Biden to raise refugee quota

Monday, November 16th, 2020
Biden to raise refugee quota

President-elect Joe Biden announced he will raise the refugee quota into the United States to 125,000 in his first year in office. This is a stark change from President Donald Trump’s steep cuts to the U.S. refugee program during his presidency. Biden made the announcement on Nov. 12 to a Catholic group that works with Read more

Dear Pope Francis, six reasons you should wear a mask

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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Dear Pope Francis, it is extremely disappointing that almost all the photos of you since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic have shown you without a mask. This is bad on so many levels. You should know better. Please, wear a mask. Your friends in the media, including myself, have for the most part given Read more

Member of Osama bin Laden’s family a Trump fan

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Donald Trump’s campaign to be re-elected has been boosted after he won the backing of a member of Osama bin Laden’s family. Noor Bin Ladin, niece of the notorious terrorist – who was shot dead during an operation ordered by Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama – said that the Republican “must” remain at the White House. Read more

President Trump kept his promises. I want four more years

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

On Election Night 2016, I went to bed sad, but not surprised, after writing a short presentation for an academic panel on why I had supported what appeared then to be the failed campaign of Donald Trump for president. While Trump was not my first (or even second or third) choice among the expansive field Read more

Catholic bishop challenges Trump’s pro-life claims

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

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

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

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

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