UNIFIED CATHOLIC OPPOSITION TO TRUMP’S “MUSLIM BAN” IS WISHFUL THINKING

UNIFIED CATHOLIC OPPOSITION TO TRUMP’S “MUSLIM BAN” IS WISHFUL THINKING

UNIFIED CATHOLIC OPPOSITION TO TRUMP’S “MUSLIM BAN” IS WISHFUL THINKING So we get articles like this one in the Washington Post, asserting that Trump is “facing fierce opposition” from Catholic leaders who are “issuing strongly worded statements condemning” the ban. But a look at the actual statements, and who is making them, shows that the idea of unified Catholic opposition to Trump is largely wishful thinking. With a few exceptions, the opposition isn’t particularly “fierce.” Nor, given the type of cleavages the church has helped foster among its own constituents, is…

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Sharapova feels vindicated and empowered after doping ban

Sharapova to appeal two-year doping ban

Sharapova feels vindicated and empowered after doping ban Tennis star Maria Sharapova said on Tuesday she is excited about her return to competition next month, feeling vindicated by the reduction of her doping suspension and empowered by her time away. Russia’s former world number one was initially barred for two years after testing positive at the 2016 Australian Open for meldonium, a medication she had been taking for 10 years within the rules, but that was reclassified as a banned drug. Sharapova vigorously fought to overturn the ban, saying she…

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Once Urgent For National Security, Trump’s Travel Ban Took Over A Month To Overhaul

Once Urgent For National Security, Trump’s Travel Ban Took Over A Month To Overhaul

Once Urgent For National Security, Trump’s Travel Ban Took Over A Month To Overhaul Urgent : When President Donald Trump first issued his ban on refugees and certain foreign travelers from predominantly Muslim nations in late January, he argued the policy was so essential for national security that he couldn’t give the country a warning before signing it. Many members of his own administration and fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill didn’t even get to weigh in beforehand. But since a federal judge put a freeze on Trump’s first executive order…

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Ban on using religion to deny school place among options for reform

Ban on using religion to deny school place among options for reform

Ban on using religion to deny school place among options for reform Four options have been unveiled by the Education Minister to tackle the so-called baptism barrier which allows publicly funded schools to refuse places to children based on religion. Richard Bruton says it is unfair for children to be denied entry because they are not subscribed to a particular faith or for parents to feel pressured into baptising a child to get a place. One of the four options is to impose an outright ban on schools using religion…

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