2016 Presidential Race

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Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, California.

In wake of elections, Archbishop Gómez calls for peace amid protests

Nov 14, 2016

Archbishop José H. Gomez called for mercy and an end to deportations during an interfaith prayer service Nov. 10 for... Read more

The hilarious, fake candidate who won Catholic Twitter

Nov 11, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

While Donald Trump has unequivocally won the U.S. presidency, the 2016 election race remains one of the most divisive in... Read more

US president-elect Donald Trump speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July 21, 2016.

US bishops encourage unity, prayer after election night

Nov 9, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Bishops in the United States called on Catholics to pray for elected officials on the morning following the 2016 presidential... Read more

Who will win the Catholic vote this week? It's hard to predict.

Nov 6, 2016

By Matt Hadro

A new poll released Friday shows Donald Trump winning the Catholic vote by 16 points – but is it an... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, California.

Archbishop Gomez: Want to make America great? Be saints

Nov 3, 2016

With recent polls showing an increasingly tight presidential race, it's still unpredictable as to who will come out next week... Read more

Election year got you down? Don't despair, Minnesota bishop urges

Oct 31, 2016

When Bishop Andrew Cozzens was recently filling up his gas tank, a stranger approached him and said, “Father, I hope... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput.

For Archbishop Chaput, 'Catholic Spring' group did untold damage

Oct 14, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput did not enjoy his first and only encounter with two leaders of Catholics United.    Read more

Donald Trump speaks at the Republic National Convention in Cleveland, July 21, 2016.

Read Donald Trump's letter to Catholic leaders

Oct 6, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wrote a letter to Catholic leaders during a two-day conference in Denver this week, identifying... Read more

Dem VP nominee Tim Kaine (L) and Rep. VP nominee Mike Pence (R) debate at the Vice Presidential Debate at Longwood University on October 4, 2016.

Here's what the VP candidates said about abortion last night

Oct 5, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The topic of abortion made an appearance at the vice presidential debate last night, as both candidates discussed the role... Read more

Donald Trump.

Bishop Conley: You actually don't have to vote for either

Sep 30, 2016

Catholics who can't in good conscience vote for either major presidential candidate are well within their rights to pick a... Read more

What's it like to be a Catholic bishop in an election year?

Aug 5, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

The 2016 United States elections are a time of tension and reflection for many Americans. For Catholic bishops, it's not... Read more

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

Voting for pro-abortion politicians? There’s no excuse, head Knight of Columbus says

Aug 2, 2016

Catholics need to stop voting for pro-abortion politicians, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson told an international gathering of the Knights of... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Archdiocese of Boston via Flickr (CC BY ND 2.0).

Are young Catholics cynical about politics? Nope, Cardinal Dolan says

Jul 30, 2016

By Elise Harris

With political discourse taking a turn for the nasty(er) as the U.S. presidential elections draw near, are youth disillusioned by... Read more

The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 28, 2016.

What is the Democratic Party's 'progressive' vision of religious freedom?

Jul 29, 2016

By Matt Hadro

As the 2016 Democratic Party platform insists on a “progressive” notion of religious freedom, what might that look like in... Read more

Donald Trump.

Trump met with Christians – so how did it go?

Jun 23, 2016

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

A meeting with Donald Trump in New York City on Tuesday was intended to answer the questions that some Christian... Read more

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

What to say to Trump? Conservative Christian leaders want a conversation.

May 22, 2016

Evangelical and socially conservative leaders are planning a meeting with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to discuss their concerns... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Cardinal Dolan slams Trump's 'virulent' immigration remarks

Jul 29, 2015

For Cardinal Dolan, the “virulent strain” of American nativism is not a thing of the past – it's alive, well... Read more

Rick Santorum.

Rick Santorum, Catholic and Republican, to run for US president

May 28, 2015

Second-time presidential candidate Rick Santorum announced his campaign for the U.S. presidency on Wednesday, standing behind his goals to shrink... Read more