Benjamin Harnwell

Letter #35, 2019: Burke breaks with Bannon

Tuesday June 25, 2019 Above, American political activist Steve Bannon (left) and American Cardinal Raymond Burke (right). Photo Credit: Breitbart News A Sudden Split... Steve Bannon and Cardinal Raymond Burke had met occasionally in recent years. They had seemed to be collaborating, especially with regard to setting up an Academy in Italy inside a [...]

Letter #8, 2017: The New York Times and Steve Bannon

February 7, 2017, Tuesday -- The New York Times and Steve Bannon "Vatican Traditionalists See Hero in Trump Aide." —Headline of a New York Times front-page article today (link) which argues that "Vatican Traditionalists" see US President Donald Trump's top aide and "strategic advisor," the Irish American Catholic and former Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon, as [...]

Letter #6b, 2017: Steve Bannon, in his own words

January 31, 2017, Tuesday -- "The flower of mankind" "Our forefathers... were able to bequeath to us a Church and a civilization that really is the flower of mankind." — Steve Bannon, top advisor to US President Donal Trump, in 2014, speaking from Los Angeles to a Vatican conference on global poverty and on how best [...]