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EWTN novena begins with homily on spiritual aspect of religious freedom fight

Oct 2, 2012 - 03:14 am .- Bishop-designate James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. began a novena to the Virgin Mary for religious freedom in the U.S. on Saturday by stressing the “heavenly and angelic battle” against sin, not against Americans’ fellow citizens.

Catholic support for Obama in polls may not tell full story

Sep 28, 2012 - 10:55 am .- A recent poll showing President Barack Obama with a 15-point lead over Republican candidate Mitt Romney among Catholic voters may not represent the actual attitudes of the Catholic electorate, analysts say.

Commentators say pro-Obama Catholics misrepresent record

Sep 28, 2012 - 12:38 am .- The Catholic commentators Deacon Keith Fournier and Deal Hudson, in their new column to run daily through the upcoming elections, have warned that some Catholic supporters of President Obama are misrepresenting his record.

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.

Christian leaders praise Romney, Republican platform

Sep 25, 2012 - 04:38 pm .- A diverse group of 28 Christian leaders has sent a letter to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney praising him for the social policies included in the Republican Party's 2012 platform

Archbishop Gomez calls on voters to incorporate faith into voting

Sep 24, 2012 - 05:38 pm .- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has called on Catholics to achieve a “unity of life” and let their faith form their political decisions as they prepare to vote this November.

Campus tour invites college students to vote pro-life first

Sep 19, 2012 - 03:59 am .- A new nationwide initiative is asking young American voters to remember the importance of life when they cast their ballots this November.

Polls find Catholic voters evenly split on presidential race

Sep 18, 2012 - 04:55 pm .- Surveys indicate that the Catholic vote is “too close to call,” a Catholic research center at Georgetown University says.

Democratic convention emphasizes economy, contraception mandate

Sep 7, 2012 - 02:33 pm .- Providing economic security for the middle class and access to free contraception as a key part of women’s health care were major issues that dominated conversations at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Cardinal Dolan prays for life, religious liberty at DNC

Sep 7, 2012 - 11:37 am .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s final benediction at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night called for blessings on the delegates, asked God for the “courage” to defend life and prayed for the renewal of “a profound respect for religious liberty.”

'Whole life' Catholic Democrat argues Obama is pro-life

Sep 7, 2012 - 12:13 am .- A former congresswoman known for being a prominent pro-life Democrat has advised fellow party members to tell Catholics that President Obama is a pro-life candidate.

Charlotte diocese holds prayer vigil, adoration during DNC

Sep 6, 2012 - 04:01 am .- The Diocese of Charlotte is holding a Vigil for Liberty with Eucharistic adoration at St. Patrick Cathedral just a mile away from the Democratic National Convention.

EPA efforts highlighted at Democrats' faith council meeting

Sep 5, 2012 - 05:30 pm .- Concern for the environment and a desire to care for one's neighbor through the federal government were among the ways Democratic speakers described their faith in action at a religious gathering at the party's national convention.

Democratic platform includes free abortions, official 'gay marriage' support

Sep 5, 2012 - 01:06 am .- For the first time in American history, a major U.S. political party has incorporated support for a redefinition of marriage into its official statement of beliefs.

Government's purpose is to serve citizens, Cardinal Dolan says

Sep 1, 2012 - 05:03 pm .- Those seeking public office should remember the primary goal of government is to serve its citizens, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said at the Republican National Convention.

Role of faith, family emphasized at Republican convention

Sep 1, 2012 - 07:06 am .- Prominent members of the Republican Party highlighted faith and family values as being intrinsic to America’s identity as a nation at the party’s 2012 national convention.

Romney says economic plan will bring relief to families

Aug 31, 2012 - 03:30 pm .- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that America’s backbone of family, community and faith will be reinforced by initiatives to boost the economy and ease unemployment.

Former Vatican diplomat predicts Catholic swing toward GOP

Aug 31, 2012 - 01:54 am .- Jim Nicholson, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, thinks that the Catholic vote remains an important force in modern politics and that more Catholics than in the past will vote for Romney and the Republican Party in the upcoming election.

At convention, Ryan urges economic changes to decrease poverty

Aug 30, 2012 - 12:55 pm .- In an Aug. 29 speech at the Republican National Convention, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called for fiscal responsibility as a key part of a moral response to the needs of the poor and unemployed.

Glendon: economic, cultural concerns make 2012 election historic

Aug 30, 2012 - 11:12 am .- Mary Ann Glendon, the former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, believes that the 2012 presidential election will be a historic crossroads for the United States.

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