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Second Catholic president causes some to celebrate, gives others anxiety

JOE Biden became the second Catholic to be inaugurated as president of the United States on January 20, giving some US Catholics and their religious leaders a reason to rejoice and others to fear more access to abortion under his leadership. As Mr Biden placed his hand on the Bible and was sworn in as the 46th president of the ... Read More »

‘Appalling’ – President Trump supporters storm Capitol Building and halt electoral college vote count

CHURCH leaders across the United States and the world have decried the violence and insurrection unfolding at the Capitol Building in Washington DC today as US House and Senate members failed to confirm the electoral college vote for President-Elect Joe Biden. The vote count was interrupted by rioters, who pushed past two police lines, a line of metal barricades and ... Read More »

US presidential election: What’s the Catholic way to vote?

WELCOME to the strange world of US politics – and especially so for Catholic voters – as we head towards a presidential election in November. In President Donald Trump, Americans have a leader seeking re-election who was once pro-choice and has transformed into an anti-abortion warrior. And in Democratic candidate Joe Biden, voters see a contender who calls himself a ... Read More »

Iraqi bishop visiting Brisbane calls for fighting between ‘big powers’ to stop

MOSUL’S leader of Syriac Catholics has asked “the big powers” in the United States and Iran to let the Iraqi people live in dignity, as tensions escalate over the combating countries. Archbishop Youhanna Boutros Moshe is leader of the Syriac Catholic Archeparchy of Mosul, in northern Iraq, located about 90km from the Erbil US military base that was struck by ... Read More »

Catholics pray for peace as Iran launches ‘tens’ of missiles at two United States air bases in Iraq

ESCALATING tensions between Iran and the United States have led to a missile bombardment across the Iraqi border, striking two US airbases at Al Asad and Erbil. It is as yet unknown if there have been any casualties. Iranian state television confirmed the launch of “tens” of surface-to-surface missiles and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps claimed responsibility for the attack ... Read More »

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