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What was the breakdown of the Catholic vote Tuesday?

Nov 9, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Catholics voted once again for the winning presidential candidate in Tuesday’s election, as they have done in recent elections.  Read more

What does the Catholic Church say about voting?

Nov 7, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

As Americans across the country prepare to step into the voting booth tomorrow, what are the most important principles for... Read more

Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks with CNA in Rome, June 26, 2014.

Knights of Columbus head: Catholics must be a source of post-election unity

Nov 7, 2016

Following a tumultuous and divided election season, Catholics in the U.S. should find ways to create unity and healing, said... Read more

Did a 'Catholic Spring' group intimidate Florida churches?

Nov 4, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

A group that has been tied to the idea of a “Catholic Spring” revolution in leaked emails may have tried... Read more

Mike Pence.

A tale of two Catholic candidates – looking at the 2016 vice president picks

Oct 3, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Although both major 2016 vice presidential nominees were raised Catholic and still profess to be Christians, their public policy records... Read more

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faceoff in the first presidential debate At Hofstra University.

Should Catholics be worried that faith was barely mentioned at the debate?

Sep 27, 2016

By Matt Hadro

There were few direct statements about faith by the two presidential candidates in Monday’s debate. But that is not necessarily... Read more

United States Capitol.

A Phoenix bishop's plea to voters and politicians: no votes for abortion

Sep 20, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholics should be consistent in public life and need to make protecting innocent life a serious political priority, Bishop Thomas... Read more

Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH, July 18-21, 2016.

A 'Catholic problem' for Trump? It's hard to say, actually

Aug 30, 2016

By Matt Hadro

With some recent election polls showing Hillary Clinton with a large lead over Donald Trump among Catholics, does Trump have... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput speaks with CNA in Rome on Sept. 15, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput urges Catholics not to vote 'on autopilot'

Aug 15, 2016

In his latest column for the Philly Catholic Archdiocesan paper, Archbishop Chaput shared some of his personal thoughts on the... Read more

Republican VP candidate Mike Pence at the RNC in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016.

Pence slammed for proposed Christian, Jewish refugee ban

Aug 10, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence was met with heated criticism after suggesting that a Trump administration may ban Christian... Read more

Tim Kaine.

Tim Kaine, a Catholic VP? Bishops voice their concerns

Jul 26, 2016

After Senator Tim Kaine, a Catholic from Virginia, was named Hillary Clinton’s running mate last week, several bishops spoke out... Read more

Prolife marchers walk through Dublin, July 2, 2011, for the Fifth Annual All-Ireland Rally For Life.

Use your vote to protect life: a message from Northern Ireland's bishops

May 2, 2016

Northern Ireland’s voters should use their vote to uphold the right to life, not violate it, the Catholic bishops of... Read more

Donald Trump.

Can a Catholic in good conscience vote for Trump?

Mar 16, 2016

As Republican frontrunner Donald Trump moves closer to the presidential nomination, Catholics are questioning whether voting for the billionaire-turned-politician is... Read more

Did an out-of-touch abortion stance cause Democrats to lose the Senate?

Nov 5, 2014

By Matt Hadro

In the wake of momentous losses for U.S. Democrats on Tuesday, one group said the party’s abortion stance may be... Read more

Will Catholics determine the outcome of the 2014 election?

Nov 4, 2014

By Matt Hadro

The 2014 mid-term election is more about the economy and malaise with government than issues traditionally pertinent to Catholic voters,... Read more

This image on an anti-Mark Miloscia website has since been taken down.

Candidate in Washington state lampooned for his Catholic faith

Oct 31, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Mark Miloscia, a candidate for Washington's state senate, has been attacked for his Catholic faith and adherence to Church teaching... Read more

Colo. bishops refute claims regarding personhood ballot measure

Oct 26, 2014

The Colorado Catholic bishops responded last week to a recent media campaign sponsored by Catholics for Choice against Amendment 67,... Read more

Two flawed candidates? Catholics mull over voting options

Oct 24, 2014

By Matt Hadro

In an election where all political candidates hold problematic positions, Catholic voters may choose “the lesser of two evils,” cast... Read more

 Bishop Franjo Komarica of Banja Luka.

Vote or let Bosnia stay mired in instability, bishop warns

Oct 9, 2014

In the run-up to national elections, the bishops of Bosnia and Herzegovina are encouraging the nation's citizens to vote for... Read more