Kid in popemobile gets “top prize” at White House

View image | gettyimages.com Fron AP: A toddler dressed like the pope and pushed along in a popemobile got the top prize at President Barack Obama’s White House Halloween. Upon seeing the costume, Obama turned to the news media and declared “top prize.” Read more and see more pictures.  [Read more...]

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John Boehner on the power of the Holy Spirit

This is something exceptional: the departing Speaker of the House, discussing candidly his Catholic faith and how it led to his decision to resign. [Read more...]

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Trump: I’d close down some mosques, “I think that’s great”

This is what we have come to. From The Washington Post:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be willing to close some mosques within the United States in order to fight the Islamic State. In an interview on Fox Business, Stuart Varney asked Trump whether, if elected president, would take similar action as [Read More...]

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Trump arrives at Iowa event with a Bible and a photo of his confirmation

From AP:  Donald Trump recently showed up at a gathering of Iowa conservative Christian voters with a copy of the Bible in hand. “See, I’m better than you thought,” he said. Then came a black-and-white photograph from his confirmation to further prove his Christian cred. “Nobody believes this,” he said to laughs. “What went wrong?” [Read More...]

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Biden on Francis: “He’s the embodiment of Catholic social doctrine that I was raised with”

The Vice President sat down for a lengthy interview with the editor of America magazine: In an interview published Monday by the Catholic magazine “America,” Vice President Biden called Pope Francis “the embodiment of Catholic social doctrine that I was raised with.” The half-hour exchange with America’s editor-in-chief, Father Matt Malone, S.J. highlighted the unique role [Read More...]

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White House guest list to meet the pope: “A stunning show of political indecorum”—UPDATED

It’s a guest list that is, in a word, interesting. Thomas Williams calls it “a stunning show of political indecorum,” and takes note on Breitbart:  One of the invitees, retired Episcopal bishop Gene Robinson, made history by becoming the first openly gay episcopal bishop in 2003 and subsequently the first to divorce his gay partner in [Read More...]

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Trump names his favorite Bible verse, but there’s just one little problem…

From The Washington Post:  Nearly three weeks after Donald Trump was first asked to name his favorite Bible verse, he finally has an answer: He likes what the Book of Proverbs says about not bending to envy. “Proverbs, the chapter ‘never bend to envy,’” Trump said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network’s The Brody File on Tuesday evening in California. “I’ve had [Read More...]

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Pope Francis will be speaking to “the most Catholic Congress ever”

Some interesting observations from Roll Call:  It will be the most Catholic Congress ever that hears from Pope Francis — and, as of this month, the first with as many Republican as Democratic members of the church. Two decades ago, the year before Speaker John A. Boehner initially became part of the GOP leadership and started working [Read More...]

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Hillary Clinton speaks at Methodist church about her faith

From The Washington Post: Speaking from a Methodist pulpit on Sunday morning, Hillary Clinton explained her political vision with a reference to the classic Sunday school song “This Little Light of Mine.” “Too many people,” she said, “want to let their light shine, but they can’t get out from under that bushel basket. It is way too heavy to lift alone. [Read More...]

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Biden discusses his faith and his future with Colbert—UPDATED WITH VIDEO

View image | gettyimages.com   From The New York Times:  Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., in an emotional, wide-ranging interview onStephen Colbert’s “Late Show” on Thursday, expressed doubt about the likelihood that he would run for president, saying that “I’d be lying if I said that I knew I was there.” Repeatedly touching on his [Read More...]

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