Posts Tagged ‘President Trump’

Trump claims COVID-19 is God testing him after he built ‘greatest economy in history.’

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Donald Trump claimed Monday that the coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 170,000 Americans is God’s way of testing him. While boasting about the “economic miracle” he claims to have achieved before Covid-19 disrupted life across America, the president described having a conversation with God about his track record as president. “We built the greatest Read more

Interfaith leaders re-imagine Trump’s photo

Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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As the clock struck 12 pm, last Sunday Wellington’s religious communities stood together in solidarity, re-imagining President Donald Trump’s photo opportunity with a Bible. Interfaith leaders gathered on the steps of St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Wellington to hold their Bibles and other sacred texts for a photo opportunity. But this was a photo of a Read more

Trump administration considers tying foreign aid to religious freedom

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

The Trump administration is considering tying foreign aid payments to how countries treat their religious minorities. Politico first reported the plan, which is currently being drafted as an executive order, which President Trump has yet to see. Critics argue the move is merely a political one, an effort to shore up support from evangelical Christians Read more

PM understands why massacre survivor thanked Trump

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

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

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

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

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

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

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