Catholic principles may be driving presidential policy for the first time in years, says acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.
At the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Mulvaney said that principles of the Catholic faith are manifested within the Trump administration, one of the reasons that Mulvaney himself is excited to be part of the administration.
“Catholic principles may be driving presidential policy for the first time in years, … The president has allowed us, Christians of all denominations, folks from all different faiths .. to be very vocal about their faith, and to practice their faith, and to take their faith and work it into our policies … I’m comfortable as a Catholic, even though I work for a gentleman who is not Roman Catholic, that the principles of our faith are alive and well and well respected in this administration and are driving many of our policies.”
Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney
The Chief of Staff referenced President Donald Trump’s avid interest in the protection of Christian and religious minorities overseas, discussing the administration’s first-ever State Department Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom as well as President Trump’s role in the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson from his imprisonment in Turkey.
We were told in Revelation 13 that the second beast (America) would form an image to the first beast (the Papacy). The Papacy is a uniting of church and state, with the church directing the affairs of the state. So what would the image of the Papacy in America be? The same uniting of church and state, with the church directing the affairs and policies of the state.
“In order for the United States to form an image of the beast, the religious power must so control the civil government that the authority of the state will also be employed by the church to accomplish her own ends.” (The Great Controversy, p.443)