2020 United States Elections

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Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski.

This pro-life Democrat is worried about the next Catholic president

Jan 19, 2021

A former U.S. representative who was known as one of the last standing pro-life Democrats in Congress said he is... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a statue of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of the Miraculous Medal Nov. 11, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis asks Immaculate Virgin Mary to intercede for US after Capitol violence

Jan 10, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for the United States asking the Immaculate Virgin Mary to help foster a “culture of encounter”... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta.

Cardinal Gregory calls for prayer and peace after unrest at US Capitol

Jan 7, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Archbishop of Washington has condemned the incursion into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday by pro-Trump protesters.  Read more

Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest outside the US Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Credit: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images.

US Catholic bishops demand peace replace violence after protesters disrupt Capitol

Jan 6, 2021

Catholic bishops strongly condemned pro-Donald Trump protesters' incursion that penetrated the Capitol Building Wednesday as Congress debated the certification of... Read more

Congresswoman-elect Michelle Fischbach. Courtesy photo.

Pro-life is pro-woman, incoming Catholic congresswoman says

Dec 3, 2020

The growing number of pro-life women in Congress demonstrates the growing consensus that opposition to abortion is part of a holistic... Read more

Joe Biden walking with supporters in Iowa, May 25, 2020.

Pope Francis congratulates Biden on election victory in phone call

Nov 12, 2020

Presumptive President-elect Joe Biden spoke with Pope Francis on Thursday, his office has announced. The Catholic, former vice president, and... Read more

Bishop Michael Olson.

Texas bishop calls for prayer until election result is ‘officially authenticated’

Nov 11, 2020

While the U.S. bishops’ conference congratulated presumptive President-Elect Joe Biden on the election results this weekend, the bishop of Fort... Read more

Presumptive President elect Joe Biden speaks during an event on Thursday, November 14.

Biden COVID advisor has 'deeply troubling' views on healthcare rationing

Nov 9, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Presumptive president-elect Joe Biden announced his advisory board to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, with one member attracting criticism for... Read more

Joe Biden at a campaign event, Nov, 2019.

US Catholic bishops congratulate Biden as president-elect

Nov 7, 2020

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, on Saturday congratulated projected president-elect Joe... Read more

President-elect Joe Biden. CNA file photo.

Biden projected winner, rollbacks on pro-life and religious liberty protections expected

Nov 7, 2020

Joe Biden has won the 2020 presidential election, media outlets reported Saturday morning, after five days of counting in several... Read more

United States Capitol Building - Washington DC. Via Shutterstock

Post-election shift in US House could hamper Democrats’ abortion, LGBT goals

Nov 6, 2020

By Matt Hadro

As ballots are still being counted to determine key House races, Democrats are projected to hold control of the chamber—albeit... Read more

Scene in front of the Mark Hatfield Justice Center in Portland, Oregon on November 4, 2020.

Portland rioters damage Catholic church known for outreach to the poor 

Nov 5, 2020

A Catholic church in downtown Portland, Oregon - known for helping the area’s poor - suffered shattered windows during a... Read more

Oregon decriminalizes hard drugs, other states legalize medical, recreational marijuana

Nov 4, 2020

Voters in four states approved the legalization of recreational marijuana on Tuesday, while one state voted to legalize medical marijuana... Read more

Rep. John DeBerry. Courtesy photo.

Civil rights champion, pro-life Democrat loses reelection bid in Tennessee

Nov 4, 2020

Longtime Tennessee state representative, civil rights champion, and pro-life Democrat John DeBerry lost his reelection bid on Tuesday evening. DeBerry... Read more

Nevada voters repeal constitutional definition of marriage

Nov 4, 2020

Voters in Nevada on Tuesday repealed a 2002 measure that defined marriage in the state constitution as a union of... Read more

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.

Senate races lean Republican, with bills on abortion and religious freedom on the horizon

Nov 4, 2020

Republicans looked on track Wednesday morning to keep control of the Senate, offsetting a loss in Colorado with a gain... Read more

Election night 2020: 5 things you need to know

Nov 3, 2020

Late into election night, well after midnight in Washington, DC, here are 5 things you need to know.  Read more

Colorado voters fail to approve 22-week abortion ban, Proposition 115

Nov 3, 2020

Voters in Colorado rejected a ballot measure that would have banned abortion in the state after 22 weeks of pregnancy,... Read more

Kansas State Senate President Susan Wagle.

‘Go fix those problems’: Why four Catholics are willing to serve in local public office 

Oct 30, 2020

By Mary Farrow

Public office is often thankless and demanding. Here's why four Catholics think it's a noble calling.  Read more

Citing pope's warnings about drugs, Catholic bishops speak on ballot proposals

Oct 28, 2020

This Election Day, voters in multiple U.S. states will consider several proposals to legalize drugs, ranging from medical and recreational... Read more