Church-State Relations

Trump Officials Reflect on Four Years of Pro-Life Battles

By Stefano Gennarini, J.D. , C-Fam, December 17, 2020 Three women of the Trump administration gave an exclusive insider view of the battle for life in U.S. foreign policy during a panel organized by the Center for Family and Human Rights [publisher of the Friday Fax]. [E]ven countries with... read more

THE POLITICAL POWER OF BIG TECH

by R. R. Reno, First Things, January 15, 2021 The president has been de-platformed on social media. The uncensored alternative to Twitter, Parler, is being strangled by tech giants as Apple and Google remove the Parler app from their stores and Amazon kicks it off its servers. A conservative... read more

My Honest Opinion of Our President – And Our Future

By Fr. Richard Heilman, Roman Catholic Man, January 14, 2021I hated Trump in the primaries, probably for all the reasons many do right now. He is crass and attacks, many times justifiably so, but many times when I believe a better strategy would be more effective. In this sense, he seemed... read more

BLM Activist Who Infiltrated Trump Supporters and Led Capitol Riots is Arrested, Charged

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews, January 14, 2021The liberal media narrative of the Capitol riots last week was that pro-life conservative Trump supporters were behind storming the Capitol. But a BLM activist has been arrested for his role in infiltrating the Trump voters outside the Capitol and urging... read more

Cardinal Dolan: Catholics more ‘hung up’ on abortion as Biden administration looms

New York City, N.Y., Jan 13, 2021 / 01:49 pm MT (CNA).- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has explained why Catholics are not ashamed of being 'hung up’ on abortion, especially in the context of the upcoming Biden administration, in a Wednesday column. Recalling a conversation with a... read more

The Deplatforming of America

By Declan Leary, Crisis, January 12, 2021 For a moment as brief as it was recent, the prospects of Catholics in the American public square looked better than they ever had. Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic mother, was nominated and confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. Attorney General... read more

Bishop Paprocki Reflects on the Recent Violent Capitol Lockdown

The bishop of Springfield, Ill. considers the recent riots at the US Capitol posing critical questions that every Catholic should reflect upon during this crucial time. January 12, 2021 Editor's Note: Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Ill. offered this homily for the Feast of the... read more

Danish proposal on translating sermons gets pushback from Church

Catholic News Service, January 7, 2021 Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, wearing a protective mask, arrives at an EU summit in Brussels Dec. 10, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. COLOGNE, Germany — A spokeswoman for Denmark’s Catholic Church said draft legislation requiring... read more

50 pro-democracy figures arrested in Hong Kong clampdown

Human Rights Watch says mass arrests remove 'the remaining veneer of democracy in the city' Union of Catholic Asian News, January 6, 2021 John Clancey, a Hong Kong solicitor and American citizen, is led away by police after he was arrested under a new national security law in Hong Kong on... read more

With landmines cleared, church on Jordan River holds 1st mass in 54 years

Baptism of the Lord on January 10 celebrated with 50 priests, guests, and soldiers, at the Franciscan St. John the Baptist Chapel By Amanda Borschel-Dan, Times of Israel, January 10, 2021 QASR Al-YAHUD — With the completion of an intensive multi-year international mission to remove... read more

HHS issues final rule protecting faith-based adoption agencies

By Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency, January 8, 2021 The Trump administration finalized a rule this week allowing faith-based adoption agencies to receive federal funding regardless of their views on same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, the old rule “discriminated against faith-based providers... read more