Cardinal Dolan to deliver Bible reading at Trump inauguration

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on January 20 New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan will take part in the upcoming presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump “I am honoured to have been asked to offer a reading from Scripture at the upcoming presidential inauguration, and look forward… Continue reading Cardinal Dolan to deliver Bible reading at Trump inauguration

Whatever you think of Trump, give thanks that the Church’s enemies have been defeated

Neither candidate was a model of integrity, but at least the progressives who hate the Church are out of power Donald Trump is not the president that conservative Christian America wanted. However, with the defeat of candidates such as Cruz and Rubio, they were left with little choice. Nevertheless, Christian conservatives (like me) can still… Continue reading Whatever you think of Trump, give thanks that the Church’s enemies have been defeated

Why Hillary Clinton failed to win over American Catholics

The abortion stance of Clinton’s running mate was a major issue for Catholic voters It was a famous victory, but even more than that, it was a famous defeat. Hillary Clinton, who seemed to have it all sewn up, lost emphatically. The post-mortems will be many, but here are two reasons why I would never… Continue reading Why Hillary Clinton failed to win over American Catholics

Donald Trump to Catholic leaders: ‘I will fight for you’

Donald Trump has written to delegates at a Catholic conference in Denver Presidential candidate Donald Trump has written to Catholic leaders pledging his commitment to pro-life causes, religious freedom and school choice. Trump wrote a letter to a Catholic conference in Denver which took place between Tuesday and Friday of this week. In his letter… Continue reading Donald Trump to Catholic leaders: ‘I will fight for you’

President Trump: a round-up of today’s Catholic reaction

Highlights from the Catholic world’s reaction to Trump’s victory Donald Trump’s victory in the US election has provoked much commentary, official and unofficial, in the Catholic world over the last few hours. Cardinal Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, said (Zenit translation): “I think, first of all, we must note with respect the will expressed by the… Continue reading President Trump: a round-up of today’s Catholic reaction

Trump woos Catholic voters in EWTN interview

Trump told Raymond Arroyo he had undergone a change of heart over abortion Donald Trump has reached out to Catholic voters in a 15-minute interview with EWTN, the largest Catholic news network in the world. Speaking to Raymond Arroyo, who hosts the network’s World Over programme, Trump spoke about his pro-life position and his concerns… Continue reading Trump woos Catholic voters in EWTN interview

Some progressives tried to divide the Church, says head of organisation ‘created’ by Clinton aide

Christopher Hale said many people were involved in founding CACG, but its only current aim is ‘to promote the social teaching of the Church’ The director of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG) has said that some progressives have tried to divide the Church. But he insists his organisation has no such mission. It comes… Continue reading Some progressives tried to divide the Church, says head of organisation ‘created’ by Clinton aide

Clinton campaign chief helped start Catholic organisations to create ‘revolution’ in the Church

Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief helped to create campaign groups to press for a “revolution” in the Catholic Church, according to leaked emails. John Podesta, head of Clinton’s campaign, says he helped to found two Catholic organisations to press for change in the Church. In emails from 2011 released by Wikileaks and alleged to be by… Continue reading Clinton campaign chief helped start Catholic organisations to create ‘revolution’ in the Church

Decline and fall of the post-Christian elite

From Brussels to Washington, the global ruling class is facing an unprecedented revolt. At heart, it is a rebellion against materialism A recent poll has Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton. Handicapping this horse race is futile, given the volatile American electorate. But the question remains: how can a reality TV “blowhard” with an enlarged, fragile… Continue reading Decline and fall of the post-Christian elite

Deacon Keith Fournier: Why I Accepted the Invitation to the Catholic Advisory Group of the Trump Campaign

I am a Catholic Christian seeking to apply the principles of the Social teaching of my Church to my political, economic and social participation.I offer a few examples of how I have approached evaluating the two candidates for the Presidency of the United States based upon principles derived from my  faith. I gratefully accepted the… Continue reading Deacon Keith Fournier: Why I Accepted the Invitation to the Catholic Advisory Group of the Trump Campaign

Faith was barely mentioned at the debate – Should Catholics be worried?

There were few direct statements about faith by the two presidential candidates in Monday’s debate. But that is not necessarily a cause for worry, Catholic analysts said. Monday’s event was only “the first of three presidential debates,” noted Dr. Matthew Bunson, senior contributor to EWTN, and the candidates did not have “many opportunities” to discuss… Continue reading Faith was barely mentioned at the debate – Should Catholics be worried?