- Dec 5, 2019
The Reverend Franklin Graham will offer the invocation, benediction and several readings at the swearing-in ceremony of Donald Trump. “I think maybe God has allowed Donald Trump to win this election to protect this nation for the next few years,” he said.
Archbishop Gomez steps into the debate on immigrants, refugees underlying the importance of finding merciful solutions and a way forward. “Our system has been broken for so long, our politicians have failed to act for so long, that the people we are now punishing have become our neighbors,” Gomez writes.
Bishops across the U.S. encourage parishioners to put aside their differences and work together as President-elect Donald J. Trump prepares for his inauguration. Church officials have spoken out in an effort to overcome polarization and divisiveness that prevents the country from unifying.
Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore takes a strong stance on religious freedom in the U.S., especially concerning the HHS mandate. Lori issues a series of policy priorities he considers key to president-elect Trump.
Advocates for refugees and immigrants try to address the serious concerns about what the future holds after the Trump victory. Organizations and Catholic schools rally to aid and support refugee children who fear deportation and being separated from their families.
President-elect Donald Trump relied heavily on the importance of law and order. Father Dwight Longenecker reflects on the concepts of authority, justice and peace, and questions whether Catholics can support a law and order administration.