“Leadership that summons Americans to recognise “we are all in the same boat” could heal divisions by bringing voices together over an agenda Catholics and non-Catholics can embrace”
President-elect tells Jesuit Refugee Service that he will “restore America’s historic role in protecting the vulnerable and defending the rights of refugees everywhere”
In blow to Trump, ‘Vatican News’ website refers to Democratic candidate as ‘president-elect’ and encourages him to work for reconciliation, unity
“We wait in hope for the Catholic Church… to follow the example” of president-elect Joe Biden in placing trust in a woman of colour, says Catholic Women’s Council
USCCB president José H. Gomez encourages Catholics to live out their “special duty to be peacemakers, to promote fraternity and mutual trust, and to pray for a renewed spirit of true patriotism”
“What we are seeing today even more so than four years ago is a population not only living in two diametrically opposed realities, but with two diametrically opposed views on reality”
AP says Catholic vote split almost equally overall. 57% of white Catholics voted for Trump, but 67% of Hispanic Catholics voted for Biden
Pushing back against president’s allegations of “fraud”, sisters say his “reckless attempts to disenfranchise millions… are shameful and will not be tolerated”
“A victory for Donald Trump would translate into a coup de grace for the liberal world order. If Joe Biden enters the Oval Office, there is a chance for the system to survive, but it would require both bold vision and reforms”
“Trumpism and white nationalism is driven by the lack of resolve, the lack of the soul and commitment to make justice a reality for all”, denounces Father Bryan Massingale
Conservative believers are increasingly turning their backs on the president, worried about his failures of leadership and his exploitation of Christianity
“Georgia Republican Senator David Perdue mockingly mispronounced Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Senator Kamala Harris’ first name. As Catholics, we cannot look the other way”
“Are we going to be a nation centred on the Gospel of love and on a message of caring for the poor and marginalised? Or are we going to be a nation centred on fear?”
The president is using religious language at a much higher rate than any predecessor. And the rhetoric is only increasing
Houses of worship may be busier than usual come Election Day as Americans head to the polls rather than the pews.
A Russian Orthodox official has accused the US of inciting inter-Christian division in Belarus and “deliberately expos[ing]” Catholics in the country.
As a Catholic lay leader I am often confronted and challenged because I support Biden for president.
Russia has alleged that the US is meddling in the religious affairs of Belarus amid anti-government protests in the country.
I have noticed and written of the multiple times the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), both as individual US bishops and as a collective organization, has exhibited cluelessness in its handling of racism.
Anyone familiar with the ritual called the State of the Union is also familiar with the fact it invariably ends with the exhortation “God bless America.”
Pax Christi is urging a “seamless garment’ approach to the US presidential vote and a focus on issues as “equally sacred” for Catholics as the opposition to abortion.
Belarus’ State Border Guard Committee says the barring of the leader of Belarusian Catholics, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, from entering the country is due to the fact that his passport had been annulled.
The release of controversial videos from priest James Altman proclaiming that Catholics cannot be Democrats and a homily questioning the existence of systemic racism sparked a reflection on the role of tone in the context of catechesis and evangelization.
President Trump has increased the number of loopholes that exempt many multi-billionaires from paying any taxes whatsoever.
On August 31, Belarusian border security officers denied a Belarusian citizen, Archbishop Tadeush Kandrusievich, the head of the Catholic Church, return into the country.
In an open letter organised by the ‘Faith in Public Life’ network, over 150 Catholics including theologians, religious and former staffers at the US Catholic Bishops’ Conference have accused Donald Trump of a “fundamental contempt for what it means to be a Christian”, denouncing that the US president “defiles the Gospel in his words and policies”.
Catholic groups have reminded Donald Trump that “refugees have been on the frontlines” fighting COVID-19 and have urged the US president to “return to historic norms” in the country’s resettlement intake.
Following worrying developments in Belarus, Msgr. Marc Stenger (Co-President of Pax Christi International) has sent a letter to Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk, expressing deep concern over escalating tensions in the country.