Posts Tagged ‘President Joe Biden’

An old president and an old pope

Monday, July 8th, 2024

Americans idolise youth. We want something new, fresh and beautiful. Wrinkles are not badges of wisdom and maturity. They are ugly and need to be stopped with Botox. Today, we have an elderly pope in Rome, an elderly president and an elderly Republican candidate for president. Age and ability Because the 87-year-old pope has difficulty Read more

Notre Dame alumni, students urge rescinding of award to Biden

Monday, June 24th, 2024

Almost 2,000 Notre Dame University students and alumni have signed a petition urging the school’s outgoing president, Father John Jenkins, to rescind the Laetare Medal awarded in 2106 to then-Vice President Joe Biden. The Laetare Medal is conferred annually by Notre Dame “in recognition of outstanding service to the Catholic Church and society.” American political Read more

Gang-rehabilitating priest awarded US Presidential Medal of Freedom

Monday, May 6th, 2024
Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The White House has awarded Jesuit priest Father Greg Boyle the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries – a prominent ministry dedicated to rehabilitating gang-affiliated youth. A new ministry Immediately after his 1980 ordination, Boyle set about finding ways to give a second chance to ex-gang members and former prisoners. Read more

Catholics’ support swings for Trump over Biden by significant margin

Monday, May 6th, 2024

Catholics in the US have swung dramatically against President Biden in recent years, now boasting a significant statistical break towards his GOP challenger. Pew Research released a report on Apr 30 exploring support for presidential candidates sorted by religious affiliation. The poll found that 55% of Catholics support or lean towards supporting former President Donald Read more

Biden labelled a ‘Cafeteria Catholic’

Monday, April 8th, 2024
Cafeteria Catholic

Cardinal Wilton Gregory of the Archdiocese of Washington DC has suggested that President Joe Biden exhibits characteristics of a ‘Cafeteria Catholic’, selectively embracing aspects of the faith while disregarding others. Speaking on Face the Nation, Gregory expressed his view on Biden’s faith, acknowledging sincerity but highlighting inconsistencies. “I would say that he’s very sincere about Read more

Siding with peace in the Middle East

Thursday, November 2nd, 2023

Pope Francis said it well: “War does not solve any problem, it only sows death and destruction, increases hatred, multiplies revenge. War erases the future.” The future for Palestinians and Israelis is being erased each passing day. Before it is too late, the United States and Congress should side with peace, not more war, in Read more

Cook Island’s PM sees Biden’s charm offensive as an opportunity

Thursday, September 28th, 2023

United States President Joe Biden has met Pacific island leaders for a second White House summit in just over a year, part of a charm offensive aimed at curbing inroads by China into a region Washington considers strategically crucial. Before welcoming the island leaders, gathered under the umbrella of the 18-nation Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Read more

Church doing its bit to help NY’s booming migrant crisis

Monday, September 25th, 2023
NY migrant crisis

There’s a booming migrant crisis exploding across New York City. The city’s bursting. NYC Mayor Adams has declared a state of emergency. Archbishop of New York, Timothy Cardinal Dolan is trying to fix it – or at least, get some relief. He’s been calling out for a fellow Catholic, President Joe Biden, to help with Read more

Cluster bombs – Church chastises Catholic pragmatic President

Monday, July 17th, 2023
Cluster bombs

US Bishops’ International Justice and Peace Chairman, Bishop David J. Malloy, has expressed public concern regarding President Joe Biden’s decision to supply Ukraine with cluster bombs for use against Russian forces. He is raising questions about the ethical implications of the Catholic President’s move. Malloy, in a statement issued by the Peace Committee, highlighted the Read more

Most Catholics don’t want Biden to run for a second term

Thursday, October 6th, 2022

Most Catholics believe that President Joe Biden, the nation’s second Catholic president, should not run for a second term in 2024, according to a new EWTN News/RealClear Opinion Research Poll of likely Catholic voters released on Monday. The poll, conducted September 12–19, shows Biden continues to face challenges in garnering support among Catholic voters in Read more