Posts Tagged ‘US President Joe Biden’

Joe Biden’s awkward signs of the cross

Monday, July 8th, 2024
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The latest episode of a well-documented saga occurred June 28 in New York. U.S. President Joe Biden once again made a sign of the cross in public under circumstances that did not match the rituality of the gesture, thus causing confusion. The American president was attending the opening ceremony of a cultural center dedicated to Read more

Stop the war say NZ Catholic, NZ Anglican bishops and the Pope

Thursday, October 26th, 2023
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Stop the war! The war in the Holy Land must stop. Now. Please. Just stop. In a joint statement, Bishops from New Zealand’s two biggest Christian Churches – Catholic and Anglican – are begging the warring factions in the Holy Land to stop. Stop the war with the accompanying acts of violence it executes, the Read more

US says further work to do after signing Pacific Islands partnership

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

The United States has conceded it let its relationship with Pacific Island nations “drift” before reaching an historic new partnership agreement with the region. US President Joe Biden hosted a dozen Pacific Island leaders in Washington amid increasing US concern about China’s growing influence. The US secured the support of all those attending for a Read more

Experts respond to Biden: Biology and theology agree, human life begins at conception

Monday, March 7th, 2022

After repeated recent statements by US President Joe Biden that he does not believe human life begins at the moment of conception, or characterising such a belief as a matter of faith, scientists and doctors have pointed out that this belief can be arrived at through natural reason – science – alone. What has Biden Read more

US bishops flout Vatican request

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Pope Francis has not commented about America’s Catholic bishops’ vote to deny US President Joe Biden Holy Communion because of Biden’s political support for abortion. The US bishops are drafting new guidance on the abortion-communion issue, which they expect to release in November. Their decision to vote about this matter flouts a letter from the Read more

Biden sees Pope’s Iraq trip as a symbol of hope

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Within an hour of Pope Francis arriving in Iraq, U.S. President Joe Biden was calling the visit a “symbol of hope for the entire world.” “Pope Francis’s visit was a historic and welcome first for the country,” Biden said. “It sent an important message, as Pope Francis said himself, that ‘fraternity is more durable than Read more