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Will Catholics determine the outcome of the 2014 election?

Nov 4, 2014 - 02:56 pm .- The 2014 mid-term election is more about the economy and malaise with government than issues traditionally pertinent to Catholic voters, one political expert said.  

Catholic blogger grateful for prayers following accident

Aug 9, 2013 - 05:51 pm .- A young Catholic blogger known for his defense of the faith in the public square is thankful for prayers and support as he begins the long process of recovery following a severe accident.

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.”

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Catholics United urges 'gay marriage' surrender

Oct 26, 2012 - 03:12 pm .- The group Catholics United, which until now has avoided directly contradicting Catholic teaching in its defense of Democratic political causes, has now denounced Catholic efforts to defend traditional marriage as a “far right-wing” social issue.

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.

Paul Ryan defends poverty aid reform, vision of charity in society

Oct 25, 2012 - 04:35 pm .- Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Oct. 24 that he believes reforming poverty aid programs and allowing religious and civil institutions to flourish is the most effective and compassionate way to help the millions of Americans in poverty.

Voter scorecard informs Latinos about religious freedom threats

Oct 25, 2012 - 11:10 am .- A group that works to offer a Catholic voice in the public square has released a new guide to inform Spanish-speaking voters of religious liberty concerns in the presidential election.

Archbishop Chaput: Be Catholic before you are Democrat or Republican

Oct 25, 2012 - 04:00 am .- As the country approaches election day in two weeks, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia is encouraging Catholic voters to place their faith above their allegiance to political parties.

Priests' group creates Catholic voter guide mobile app

Oct 24, 2012 - 02:08 am .- The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy has released a non-partisan voting guide for Catholics in the form of a free mobile device app.

Complex Catholic women's vote might influence the election

Oct 23, 2012 - 05:03 pm .- An analysis of Catholic women during the 2012 election season shows significant levels of agreement with Church teaching on contraception, as well as unity with other Americans in being concerned about the economy.

Exit poll reductions not likely to lessen Catholic vote impact

Oct 19, 2012 - 01:56 am .- A decision to reduce the number of states included in exit polls after the 2012 presidential election is not expected to detract from the importance attached to the Catholic vote or future efforts by candidates to attract Catholics as a group.

In tight presidential race, social issues could have an impact

Oct 17, 2012 - 02:05 pm .- In an election year that continues to be dominated by economic concerns, one public policy analyst believes that social issues could still play an important role in November.

Analysts say Biden's abortion stance leaves reality behind

Oct 12, 2012 - 02:07 pm .- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s profession that he is personally opposed to abortion while supporting its legalization fails to acknowledge the life-taking reality of abortion, said critics including a prominent Notre Dame law professor.

New e-book on Catholic voting urges political transformation

Oct 6, 2012 - 05:37 pm .- Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus, will release an e-book of his three recent major speeches on responsibility in the voting booth, asserting that Catholics can transform politics by withholding votes from “candidates and propositions that oppose Church teaching on matters of intrinsic evil.”

Presidential debate reflects Catholic concerns over economy

Oct 4, 2012 - 05:38 pm .- Economic issues dominated the discussion at the first presidential debate of the election season, reflecting the widespread concern among Catholics, along with other American voters, about the national economy.

Bishop Paprocki warns of 'intrinsic evils' in Democratic platform

Sep 27, 2012 - 02:11 am .- Drawing particular attention to the Democratic Party platform’s support for “intrinsic evils” like abortion and “same-sex marriage,” Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Ill. has said Catholics need to “think and pray very carefully” about their votes in the upcoming election.

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