Ambassador Francis Rooney Archives - Crux

  • Post-Bannon, do Catholics have sway in the Trump White House?

    Especially after the departure of Steve Bannon, it seems an open question how much influence Catholics have in President Donald Trump’s White House, despite the fact that several of the president’s top aides are actually Catholic. One observer says the door may be open to Catholics who support the president’s agenda, but closed for those not inclined to be “cheerleaders.”

  • Five former ambassadors weigh in on Pope/Trump summit

    Pope Francis and President Donald Trump will meet for the first time on Wednesday. Few people from the United States’ side are more privy to that meeting than former ambassadors to the Vatican. For this reason, Crux spoke with the last five people to hold this post, who gave a preview of what to expect, and shared their hypothetical advice to Trump.


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