Posts Tagged ‘President Trump’

PM understands why massacre survivor thanked Trump Comments 0

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

The prime minister of New Zealand says she is not surprised by the thanks and praise that a survivor of the terrorist attack on mosques in Christchurch offered President Trump. Farid Ahmed, who lost his wife in the shootings, was among 27 survivors of religious persecution from all over the world who met president Trump Read more

Virgin Mary a sign of welcome on the US Mexico border Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
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Two parallel fences line either side of the Tijuana river. The southernmost barrier roughly marks the international boundary between the United States and Mexico, between San Diego, Calif., and Tijuana, Baja California. The area is patrolled 24/7 by US Border Patrol agents in SUV’s and helicopters. Cameras monitor the area to spot anyone who might Read more

The coming battle to overturn Roe v Wade Comments 0

Thursday, July 5th, 2018
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This has been a heady week for the pro-life movement. First, the Supreme Court handed down a favorable decision in NIFLA v. Becerra, agreeing that pro-life crisis-pregnancy centers shouldn’t have to post information about abortion. Then, Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Court’s long-time conservative swing vote, announced his retirement. This has opened the way to what Read more

You can’t be pro-life and against immigrant children Comments 0

Monday, July 2nd, 2018
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What does pro-life, pro-family really mean? The idea behind that phrase has long been an important organizing principle for pro-life groups like Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council. For many who work for these organizations — or who vote for candidates endorsed by them — being “pro-life, pro-family” is not a euphemism Read more

Justice Kennedy’s retirement could reshape the environment Comments 0

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, announced Wednesday in a letter hand-delivered to President Trump, could bring about sweeping changes to U.S. environmental law, endangering the federal government’s authority to fight climate change and care for the natural world. With Kennedy gone, a more conservative Supreme Court could overhaul key aspects of the Clean Air Read more

Catholic church seeks to stop US-North Korea conflict Comments 0

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The Vatican’s former representative to the United Nations says Pope Francis is closely following the situation between the United States and North Korea. The two countries are trading insults, with North Korea threatening to send four missiles into the sea off Guam, as a response to President Donald Trump’s escalating rhetoric. “The only way forth Read more

Popes and presidents — 29 intersections Comments 0

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

ROME – Unless there’s an unexpected change in schedule – and, with these two mavericks, one never knows – Pope Francis and President Donald Trump will meet each other for the first time on Wednesday. The encounter will take place in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, where the pontiff meets most heads of state who visit Read more

You can send your ashes to GOP if Trump healthcare kills you Comments 0

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Less than 24 hours after the U.S. House of Representatives approved a new healthcare plan, the plan’s detractors have found the saddest possible way of protesting. Thanks to a new website, you can ship your cremated remains to a Republican lawmaker should you die as a result of the plan. Continue reading   ‘Nobody dies Read more

Ordeal of an American Muslim Comments 0

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

One of the happiest days in my life was the day in 1999 when I became an American citizen. Born in Italy while my Syrian father, then a medical student, was doing his residency there, I had later met and married a Syrian-American U.S. citizen, Rashid Jijakli, the father of my three American-born children. Three Read more

Is the Pope the anti-Trump? Comments 0

Monday, March 6th, 2017

One emerged from a crisis conclave, the other was elected after the strangest campaign in recent American history. Both have upended traditions and reached outside the usual channels to speak to the concerns of ordinary people. Donald J. Trump and Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the president and the pope, are the world’s most famous populists. But Read more