- Dec 14, 2019
As they eagerly await the outcome of the momentous meeting between Pope Francis and President Trump at the Vatican, Millennial students from Assumption College stood in the square trying to predict the issues discussed and whether the pope’s ideas and concerns could rub off on the U.S. president.
Undocumented immigrants in the United States are turning to churches for help. The sanctuary church movement is a controversial way some congregations are trying to protect immigrants from deportation.
The first woman to receive a doctorate in theology from Argentina’s Pontifical Catholic University says Pope Francis is “creating processes in which the Holy Spirit forges new synthesis out of disparities and disagreements.”
Italy’s upcoming referendum might be the final surprise in a year marked by a sharp rise in populist sentiment. After Brexit and Trump’s victory in the U.S., Catholic votes might be the decisive factor in determining the political agenda for Italy and the West.
Donald Trump is far from many peoples’ idea of a president. But whatever you think of him, he’s the best chance in a long time for securing pro-life legislative goals. So argues Brendan O’Morchoe, National Director of Pro-Life Future and the Director of Strategy at Students for Life of America.
If Trump carries through with his plans to tighten borders and deport millions of immigrants, he could well accelerate an inter-continental north-south Church response that pushes precisely in the opposite direction.