Posts Tagged ‘President Donald Trump’

Trump signs new law to help religious minorities Comments 0

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

US President Donald Trump has signed a new law to help ensure humanitarian relief reaches the members of religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria. The legislation aims particularly to help groups targeted for genocide by Islamic State militants. It enables financial and technical assistance for the humanitarian, stabilisation and recovery needs of former Read more

Reunifying families separated at border is not easy Comments 0

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Reunifying families separated on the Mexico-United States border is a massive undertaking. About 2,300 undocumented children were taken from their parents in recent weeks by US Border Control. That stopped last Wednesday when US President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending his administration’s policy of separating the families of illegal immigrants at the border. Read more

Trump ends family separation policy Comments 0

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The United States’ family separation policy has ended. The policy has seen thousands of children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border. US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to end the policy after days of outrage from the public and politicians. “We’re going to have strong — very strong — borders, Read more

Korean summit fills bishops with joy, prayers of thanks Comments 0

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

The outcome of the Korean summit between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un has been greeted with joy and calls for prayers of thanksgiving. The United States and North Korean leaders signed a joint-statement making commitments “to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.” After the summit, Trump said Read more

Pastor Robert Jeffress – arch anti-Catholic – led prayers Comments 0

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Pastor Robert Jeffress, who led the blessing of the new American embassy in Jerusalem is said to believe Satan is behind Catholicism. The Texan, who was invited to lead the blessing by President Donald Trump, has a history of strongly disliking a range of individuals and groups. According to recordings from his radio show “Pathway Read more

Pax Christi USA condemns Trump’s Iran Deal decision Comments 0

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Pax Christi USA is condemning President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. The Catholic peace movement says it is “short-sighted” and “an insane move. “This decision is short-sighted and opens the door to war or the resurgence of Iran’s nuclear programme.” Pax Christi says the Iran Deal has been successful in Read more

The border: A line in the sand Comments 0

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Migration

Recently some 2000 members of the National Guard of the United States have been sent to the Southern Border with Mexico. The National Guard exists for the protection of the nation. They assist in times of natural disasters or respond to an armed threat from a foreign military force. None of that is happening at Read more

Migration is in our D.N.A. Comments 0

Monday, May 7th, 2018
Migration

Three generations of Kiwis ‘down the road’, it dawned on me that not only am I from a migrant family but I too am also a migrant. 27 years in Peru; 5 years in Venezuela; a stint in Australia: 5 years here in the Rio Grande Valley on the border the USA with Mexico. Now Read more

Catholic bishops want legislative action for Dreamers Comments 0

Monday, April 30th, 2018

US Catholic bishops are calling for legislative action for Dreamers. Dreamers are undocumented migrants who arrived in the US as children. Bishop Joe Vásquez says the US Catholic Bishops conference supports the bipartisan “Uniting and Securing America” (USA) Act of 2018 as it is currently written. Vásquez chairs the conference’s Committee on Migration. The Act Read more

Catholic leaders scorn Trump’s border policy Comments 0

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Catholic leaders in the United States are disgusted President Donald Trump wants National Guard troops to go to the US-Mexico border. They say it is morally irresponsible, dangerously ineffective and unwise. Rather than keeping migrants out of the United States, they would like the administration to be more welcoming. In a statement from the Hope Read more