Two weeks after Election Day, President Donald Trump had not eased up on challenging the voting results. Reconciliation of the citizenry seemed elusive. But leaders of the Catholic clergy in Brooklyn and across the nation reminded the Church of its unique role in helping the nation heal.
Disgruntled conservatives, claiming they were targeted while liberals could tweet freely, are flocking to “Parler” — that’s French for “talk.” This new platform claims to be an unbiased home for social networking that honors free speech. Conservative politicians, pundits, and other users tout it as a powerful alternative to longtime platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
Political observers say President Donald Trump kept his support among white evangelicals — eight in 10 voted for him — but African Americans and Hispanics, both mostly Christian, favored Biden with overwhelming margins.
The U.S. remains in uncertainty about the presidential race after Election Day, as a counting of the vote continues, showing Democratic candidate Joe Biden ahead in electoral votes, but not by much.
On the morning of Nov. 2, the nation’s capital looked as if it was getting ready for a hurricane rather than an election.
Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he was praying for President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, adding, “May God grant them full healing and may he keep their family safe and healthy.”
The woman dropped to her hands and knees, landing in the puddle of black paint she just splashed onto the “Black Lives Matter” mural on the pavement outside Trump Tower on 5th Avenue.
As President Donald Trump visited a Washington-based shrine to Saint Pope John Paul II June 2, the Catholic archbishop of the nation’s capital has issued a stinging rebuke to the site’s organizers, calling the decision “baffling and reprehensible” and characterizing it as a politicized photo opportunity.
A decision last spring by the Trump administration to cut off humanitarian assistance to Central America is exacerbating the COVID-19 pandemic for a number of countries in the region, according to Catholic field workers.
President Donald Trump used a call with faith leaders last Friday, ostensibly to discuss when religious institutions might reopen to large-scale public services amid the COVID-19 pandemic, to solicit support for his bid for reelection.