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By Crisis Magazine, June 5, 2024Crisis Magazine has been America’s leading source for Catholic perspectives on religion, politics, and culture since 1982.

Prominent Catholic commentators share their thoughts on the Trump convictions.

[Editor’s Note: We asked a number of prominent Catholic commentors for their reaction to the Trump convictions. Below are their responses. (The reaction of Crisis Editor-in-Chief Eric Sammons can be found here.)]

Austin Ruse, President of C-Fam (Center for Family & Human Rights)

It is no coincidence that the government jailed an elderly lady to months in prison for praying at an abortion clinic at the same time that a political court in New York convicted President Trump of political crimes and now threatens to jail him. Though I was surprised at how spitting mad I was on the day he was convicted, it makes perfect sense in the current climate. The regime has declared war on their political opponents, everyone from elderly ladies to the former president to you and me.

At a wedding a few nights ago, Rick Santorum, a former U.S. Senator who is known for his conservatism, told me he was being audited by the IRS for the first time in his life. He told me about a well-known fast food maven who sold his business a few years ago because several federal agencies began investigating his business after he had come out as conservative. There are old ladies in prison today because they wandered onto the Capitol grounds on January 6th. These are all political. …

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