NCR Today: I dispute the claim that Donald Trump's "statements line up more closely with Catholic teaching than one might immediately assume."
Last week on "Interfaith Voices," I interviewed Francis Rooney, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican from 2005 to 2008 under President George W. Bush. Rooney has written a book called The Global Vatican, which provides an interesting history of relations between the U.S. and the Vatican since the founding of the United States.
All Things Catholic: In diplomatic circles, relatively small matters of substance sometimes can blow up into major questions of symbolism.
Despite the Vatican's tacit consent, former American envoys object to plans to move the embassy onto the grounds of the American embassy to Italy.