- Apr 22, 2021
Seeing the U.S. Capitol building being stormed by a rioting mob Jan. 6 brought a visceral reaction from Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, a Republican from Nebraska. Fortenberry, who is Catholic and often attends daily Mass at St. Peter’s Church on Capitol Hill, called the attack a “desecration.”
Holy Cross Father John I. Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, condemned last week’s violence at the nation’s capitol.
There is no example in American history of a U.S. president inciting violence against American institutions or fellow citizens in the manner that President Donald Trump seemingly did on Jan. 6 when an angry mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, according to a historian at The Catholic University of America.
A Washington nun who is also a surgeon and retired U.S. Army officer says, “Donald Trump is the most pro-life President that this nation has ever had.”
President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on Mexico, whom his administration blames lately for an increasing number of immigrants at the southern U.S. border.
The year may be coming to an end but the battles on the immigration front promise to continue well into 2019 and beyond.
Bishop Joe S. Vasquez, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, has urged Congress to act quickly on a bill to legalize the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, and allow the approximately 800,000 youth — known as “Dreamers” — who have benefited from DACA to stay in the country.
When the Refugee Act of 1980 went into effect, the U.S. set the cap at over 231,000 refugees. President Barack Obama set the cap for fiscal year 2017 at 110,000 during his last year in the White House. In his first executive order as president, Donald Trump, set the cap at 50,000 and said any more than that “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.”