Poll analysis finds Catholic approval of Trump has declined

Two years into his presidency, President Donald Trump still enjoys high approval ratings from white evangelical Protestants, while Catholic support has declined. A new analysis released on Monday by the Pew Research Center examining 11 surveys conducted throughout the president’s

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2019-03-19T23:22:43-07:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Politics|21 Comments

Trump appointees shifting balance on 9th Circuit

President Trump and conservative commentators routinely mock the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit as intolerably liberal: It’s the “Ninth Circus” to Rush Limbaugh, the “Nutty Ninth” to former NRATV commentator Dan Bongino, “a complete & total disaster,” according

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2019-03-01T17:35:48-07:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: |6 Comments

Mario and Andrew Cuomo exposed by America magazine

The following comes from a Feb. 12 story by Kenneth Woodward in America magazine. Woodward was the religion editor for Newsweek for 38 years. Reading Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s New York Times op-ed in defense of New York State’s new and perversely titled Reproductive

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2019-02-18T11:36:23-07:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

Trump and Pelosi at National Prayer Breakfast

The following comes  from a Feb. 7 story on National Public Radio by  Tom Gjelten. With his opening words at this year's National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump made clear he saw the largely conservative crowd as a friendly audience, one

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Feinstein, Harris fume over Trump’s nominees to 9th Circuit

The following comes from a Jan. 31 story by Fox News. California Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris lashed out at the White House after President Trump, under pressure from conservative activists, re-nominated two conservative California judges to the 9th Circuit federal appeals court

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2019-02-01T09:31:29-07:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: |7 Comments

Eight judges on 9th Circuit dissent sharply from school board prayer ruling

The following comes from a Dec. 26 story in the San Francisco Chronicle. Eight conservative judges on the federal appeals court in San Francisco, including both of President Trump’s appointees, dissented sharply Wednesday from a ruling that prohibited a public

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Pelosi starts session with repeal of pro-life protection

The following comes from a Jan. 4 story on the website of the Catholic News Agency. In the first day of the new congressional session, the House of Representatives passed a spending bill that includes a provision to repeal a

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2019-01-04T15:47:42-07:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Bill requiring California’s public universities to provide abortion pill re-introduced

California Democrats will be taking another stab at requiring all public colleges and universities to stock the abortion pill, anticipating a different outcome with a new governor taking over the helm in January. Democratic state Sen. Connie Leyva on Monday

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Governor Brown asked to order moratorium on death penalty

Ministers of Justice from 25 countries have joined the Rome-based Community of Sant’Egidio, one of the new lay movements in the Catholic Church, to jointly issue an appeal to California Governor Jerry Brown to impose a moratorium on the death

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2018-11-29T09:30:33-07:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |19 Comments