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2020 Election - Latest News

Jan 19, 2021 - 03:00 pm .- A former U.S. representative who was known as one of the last standing pro-life Democrats in Congress said he is worried about the example a Catholic president who is also pro-abortion will have on young Catholics. 
Jan 10, 2021 - 05:30 am .- Pope Francis prayed Sunday for the United States asking the Immaculate Virgin Mary to help foster a “culture of encounter” after the recent violence at the U.S. Capitol Building.
Dec 3, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The growing number of pro-life women in Congress demonstrates the growing consensus that opposition to abortion is part of a holistic platform to support women, Representative-elect Michelle Fischbach (R-Minn.) told Catholic News Agency.
Nov 12, 2020 - 11:35 am .- Presumptive President-elect Joe Biden spoke with Pope Francis on Thursday, his office has announced. The Catholic, former vice president, and presumptive next president was congratulated on his electoral victory by the pope on the morning of Nov. 12.
Nov 11, 2020 - 11:05 am .- While the U.S. bishops’ conference congratulated presumptive President-Elect Joe Biden on the election results this weekend, the bishop of Fort Worth has called for prayer, saying the vote tallies are not yet official.
Nov 9, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Presumptive president-elect Joe Biden announced his advisory board to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, with one member attracting criticism for his views on the eldarly and people with disabilities.
Nov 7, 2020 - 10:55 am .- Joe Biden has won the 2020 presidential election, media outlets reported Saturday morning, after five days of counting in several tight races across the country. President Donald Trump has not conceded the election, citing recounts and legal challenges to some statewide counts. Biden would be the second Catholic president in U.S. history, but has faced criticism from U.S. bishops for a policy agenda that includes expanded legal protection and federal funding for abortion.
Nov 6, 2020 - 12:15 pm .- As ballots are still being counted to determine key House races, Democrats are projected to hold control of the chamber—albeit by a smaller margin. The shift could impact the Democrats' priorities in the coming years.
Nov 5, 2020 - 04:15 pm .- A Catholic church in downtown Portland, Oregon - known for helping the area’s poor - suffered shattered windows during a riot Wednesday night that saw nearly a dozen protestors arrested.
Nov 4, 2020 - 04:17 pm .- Voters in four states approved the legalization of recreational marijuana on Tuesday, while one state voted to legalize medical marijuana and another elected to decriminalize harder drugs in an effort to promote addiction treatment programs over criminal sentences.
Nov 4, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Longtime Tennessee state representative, civil rights champion, and pro-life Democrat John DeBerry lost his reelection bid on Tuesday evening. DeBerry was standing as an independent after he was removed from the Democratic primary ballot earlier this year, in part due to his pro-life views.
Nov 4, 2020 - 10:55 am .- Voters in Nevada on Tuesday repealed a 2002 measure that defined marriage in the state constitution as a union of one man and one woman.
Nov 4, 2020 - 08:15 am .- Republicans looked on track Wednesday morning to keep control of the Senate, offsetting a loss in Colorado with a gain in Alabama. The upper chamber is set to consider several key bills on abortion funding and religious freedom in the coming session.
Nov 3, 2020 - 11:10 pm .- Late into election night, well after midnight in Washington, DC, here are 5 things you need to know.
Nov 3, 2020 - 09:47 pm .- Voters in Colorado rejected a ballot measure that would have banned abortion in the state after 22 weeks of pregnancy, except in cases where a mother’s life is threatened.
Oct 30, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Public office is often thankless and demanding. Here's why four Catholics think it's a noble calling.
Oct 29, 2020 - 12:07 am .- This Election Day, voters in multiple U.S. states will consider several proposals to legalize drugs, ranging from medical and recreational marijuana to harder drugs. Catholic bishops in several states have said voters should look to Pope Francis' warnings that legalization is 'highly questionable,' as it becomes a compromise with drug addiction.
Oct 28, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- During the 2016 Republic primaries, some prominent conservative Catholics warned about Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. Four years later, some say they now support his reelection, while one Catholic scholar told CNA his focus is on the future of American political discourse.
Oct 22, 2020 - 10:00 pm .- The head of the EWTN media network said ahead of Election Day that the 2020 presidential election offers, beyond a choice between individuals, a philosophical choice between different views of American life.
Oct 21, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The bishops of the United States are encouraging Catholics to pray a novena to help form their consciences ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3. 

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