2016 election

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Michael Warsaw, chairman and CEO of EWTN.

Election 2016: A supremely important decision

Among the first acts of the next president of the United States will be the appointment of a new justice... Read more

Boston Catholics are at the forefront of the fight against pot

The Church in Boston is asking voters in Massachusetts to reject the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state next... Read more

Donald Trump shakes hands with Hillary Clinton during the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016.

Why religious freedom could be at risk, regardless of who wins

Religious liberty is a pressing issue in this election, advocates say – but both major presidential candidates have shown serious... Read more

What's unpopular with voters? Taxpayer funding of abortion.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has backed an end to the Hyde Amendment, which bans most federally-funded Medicaid payments for... Read more

Mary the Immaculate Conception. La Colosal. Public Domain, Wikipedia.

Here's a pre-election novena to Mary, patroness of the US

With the Nov. 8 election approaching, the Knights of Columbus have released a novena addressed to Mary, the Immaculate Conception,... Read more

Screenshot from 2016 Al Smith Dinner, with Hillary Clinton, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and Donald Trump. Screenshot NY Times YouTube video.

Cardinal Dolan recaps Al Smith dinner: Awkward, but at least they prayed.

While presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded verbal jabs at the Al Smith Dinner and showed some icy... Read more

Donald Trump.

In final debate, candidates diverge sharply on abortion

In the final presidential debate on Wednesday, the major party candidates were pressed to explain their positions on abortion. Hillary... Read more

Senator Tim Kaine, the Democratic vice presidential candidate.

Kaine's abortion stance an affront to reason, archbishop says

Vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine’s stand in favor of legal abortion shuns consistency in reason and faith and ignores... Read more

The United States capitol building.

After 'Catholic Spring' email leak, US bishops warn American ideals at risk

Following a leaked email from prominent political actors about a possible “Catholic Spring” movement to plant “seeds of the revolution”... Read more

Leaked emails show Clinton campaign head discussing 'revolution' against bishops

In a leaked email hacked from a private account, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign appears to discuss with... Read more

Vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine.

Moral theologian: Tim Kaine 'gravely wrong' to treat abortion as a personal matter

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine was gravely wrong to say he personally opposed abortion while taking a pro-choice stance... 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

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

Donald Trump at the RNC, July 2016.

Why Archbishop Chaput thinks the US presidential candidates are 'very bad news'

The 2016 presidential elections are particularly bad in the eyes of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia. He says they... Read more

Tim Kaine.

Catholic marriage won't change, bishop says after Tim Kaine comments

Soon after Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine suggested the Catholic Church would change on same-sex marriage, the Bishop of Richmond... 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

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