Posts Tagged ‘President Donald Trump’

Biden to raise refugee quota Comments 0

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 Comments 0

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
Francis without mask

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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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 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