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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.

New Christian group created to celebrate, defend marriage

Aug 30, 2012 - 04:01 am .- Pastors from across the country have come together to form an organization celebrating the important role of marriage and encouraging Christians to take action in support of it.

Obama's pitch to women misses important issues, Alvare says

Aug 30, 2012 - 02:07 am .- A law professor at George Mason University believes that in the upcoming election women will focus on more than abortion and contraception, and will consider issues that pertain to the family, the economy and the condition of the American culture when they vote.

Final Republican platform has strong religious freedom plank

Aug 29, 2012 - 01:58 pm .- The U.S. Republican Party included a significant section on the importance of religious freedom in its new official platform, adopted on Aug. 28 in Tampa, Fla.

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