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Catholic political activist looks at how much tone matters

Nov 21, 2012 - 12:27 am .- Catholic political activist Deal Hudson says the results of the 2012 elections have caused him to reflect on the tensions between evangelism and politics and the need for Christians to show patience, good humor and God’s love amid “political rancor.”

Pro-life leaders aim at cultural change after election losses

Nov 9, 2012 - 04:11 am .- Despite pro-life setbacks in the Nov. 6 election, there is still hope and ample opportunity for progress in promoting a culture of life in the coming years, pro-life advocates are saying.

US bishops call for renewed view of marriage in wake of election

Nov 9, 2012 - 02:04 am .- The U.S. bishops' leader on defense of marriage issues is calling for prayer and a “renewed culture of marriage” in light of recent votes against preserving the meaning of the institution in four states.

Catholic vote results show need for teaching the faith

Nov 8, 2012 - 02:07 pm .- Divisions in the Catholic vote for president show the continued importance of “educating Catholics about our own faith,” said analyst Joshua Mercer, co-founder of CatholicVote.org.

Pope, Cardinal Dolan urge Obama to respect life and religious freedom

Nov 7, 2012 - 10:01 am .- Catholic leaders are calling on President Barack Obama to respect the fundamental American principles of life and religious liberty after he won a second term in office.

Americans share same hopes for future, President Obama says

Nov 7, 2012 - 12:01 am .- During his victory speech after being elected to a second term on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama said that Americans are united in their values as a nation.

Maine legalizes 'same-sex marriage'

Nov 6, 2012 - 10:17 pm .- Voters in the state of Maine approved a ballot measure Nov. 6 to redefine marriage to include homosexual couples, becoming the sixth state in the U.S. to do so, and the first to do so by a vote of the people.

Montana passes parental notification abortion law

Nov 6, 2012 - 09:30 pm .- On Nov. 6, Montana passed a measure requiring abortion facilities to notify parents before performing the procedure on those under 16-years-old.

Adoration begins in Eternal City for US elections

Nov 6, 2012 - 02:20 pm .- Catholics in the Eternal City are holding an all-night Eucharistic vigil, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., praying that U.S. voters help their country by electing politicians who will support Christian values.

Catholics across nation hold Election Day prayer events

Nov 6, 2012 - 01:26 pm .- Throughout the United States, Catholics are gathering in prayer on Nov. 6 to ask for God’s blessing upon the country and its citizens as they cast their ballots.

New Romney ad reaches out to Catholic voters

Nov 6, 2012 - 03:05 am .- The Romney campaign released a new television ad on Nov. 4 to appeal to Catholic voters, citing the Obama administration's controversial HHS mandate.

US bishops launch religious freedom website

Nov 6, 2012 - 12:08 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has created a new website dedicated to encouraging education, prayer and public action to protect religious freedom at home and abroad.

One day before election, Catholic vote remains good indicator

Nov 5, 2012 - 04:43 pm .- With polls still disagreeing on which presidential candidate holds the lead just one day before the election, political analysts believe Catholics will continue to be an influential indicator of what the general electorate will decide. 

Catholics buy full-page religious freedom ad in Denver Post

Nov 3, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- A group of lay Catholics in Colorado is placing a full-page ad in the Sunday edition of the Denver Post to drive home the importance of religious freedom in the upcoming election.

Denver bishops organize prayer campaign ahead of elections

Nov 1, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Denver have called on Catholics across the U.S. to pray for the country ahead of the Nov. 6 elections, encouraging parishes in their archdiocese to organize rosaries and holy hours.

Obama campaign sought Denver rally at Catholic university

Nov 1, 2012 - 04:03 am .- The Obama campaign attempted to schedule a rally-like event on a Catholic university campus in the key swing state of Colorado before settling on a dialogue with a co-chair of Catholics for Obama.

North Dakota bishop stands by pastoral letter on election

Oct 31, 2012 - 04:05 am .- Bishop David D. Kagan of Bismarck defended his letter on the election which was read this weekend at parishes in North Dakota, against demands by a state senator that it be withdrawn or changed.

Nebraska Catholics dedicated to cause of religious freedom

Oct 28, 2012 - 06:00 pm .- A group of Nebraska Catholics has created and donated banners for 147 Catholic churches that bear messages about defending religious liberty, the unborn, and marriage between a man and a woman.

Catholic analyst reacts to Obama campaign's new 'anti-woman' ad

Oct 26, 2012 - 05:06 pm .- A nonpartisan political analyst says Obama’s new ad featuring a young woman describing her “first time” voting for the president in terms similar to losing her virginity is “nothing short of demeaning and sexist” towards women.

Pennsylvania bishop highlights issues at stake in election

Oct 26, 2012 - 02:07 am .- The right of the Catholic institutions to exist with integrity is threatened by the Health and Human Services contraception and sterilization mandate, Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt of Greensburg said in a pastoral letter to his diocese.

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