2012 election

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U.S. Supreme Court.

Just how important are presidential Supreme Court picks?

Oct 27, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Both major presidential candidates say that the future of the Supreme Court depends on this election – but how important... Read more

US president Barack Obama speaks at Georgetown University, May 12, 2015.

African leaders counter Obama's 'ideological colonization' in Kenya

Jul 28, 2015

U.S. president Barack Obama has come under fire from African politicians and Church leaders after advocating for gay rights in... Read more

Stanford Church in Storm.

A global problem: Anti-Christian harassment around the world

Mar 3, 2015

Christian groups lead the world in a sobering statistic: they suffer harassment in more countries than any other religious group.  Read more

A historical faith – studying history through a Catholic lens

Oct 17, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

The study of history is an opportunity to unite faith and reason and to recover a distinctly Catholic perspective that... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Italian publication says it does not see ISIS violence as 'war of religion'

Sep 8, 2014

Jesuit-run Italian newspaper La Civiltà Cattolica has clarified that it does not view ISIS violence as a 'war of religion,'... Read more

Mr. Deal Hudson. CNA file photo.

Catholic political activist looks at how much tone matters

Nov 21, 2012

Catholic political activist Deal Hudson says the results of the 2012 elections have caused him to reflect on the tensions... Read more

Pro-life protestors in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2012.

Pro-life leaders aim at cultural change after election losses

Nov 9, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Despite pro-life setbacks in the Nov. 6 election, there is still hope and ample opportunity for progress in promoting a... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone.

US bishops call for renewed view of marriage in wake of election

Nov 9, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. bishops' leader on defense of marriage issues is calling for prayer and a “renewed culture of marriage” in... Read more

A woman holds a sign encouraging people to vote.

Catholic vote results show need for teaching the faith

Nov 8, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Divisions in the Catholic vote for president show the continued importance of “educating Catholics about our own faith,” said analyst... Read more

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan leaves the Oct. 2012 synod on the New Evangelization at the Vatican.

Pope, Cardinal Dolan urge Obama to respect life and religious freedom

Nov 7, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Catholic leaders are calling on President Barack Obama to respect the fundamental American principles of life and religious liberty after... Read more

President Barack Obama. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

Americans share same hopes for future, President Obama says

Nov 7, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

During his victory speech after being elected to a second term on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama said that Americans... Read more


Maine legalizes 'same-sex marriage'

Nov 6, 2012

Voters in the state of Maine approved a ballot measure Nov. 6 to redefine marriage to include homosexual couples, becoming... Read more


Montana passes parental notification abortion law

Nov 6, 2012

On Nov. 6, Montana passed a measure requiring abortion facilities to notify parents before performing the procedure on those under... Read more

Eucharistic adoration begins at San Lorenzo parish in Rome for the 2012 U.S. elections.

Adoration begins in Eternal City for US elections

Nov 6, 2012

Catholics in the Eternal City are holding an all-night Eucharistic vigil, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., praying that U.S.... Read more

A Catholic prays the Rosary.

Catholics across nation hold Election Day prayer events

Nov 6, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Throughout the United States, Catholics are gathering in prayer on Nov. 6 to ask for God’s blessing upon the country... Read more

New Romney ad reaches out to Catholic voters

Nov 6, 2012

The Romney campaign released a new television ad on Nov. 4 to appeal to Catholic voters, citing the Obama administration's... Read more

US bishops launch religious freedom website

Nov 6, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has created a new website dedicated to encouraging education, prayer and public action to... Read more

A Vote Here sign.

One day before election, Catholic vote remains good indicator

Nov 5, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

With polls still disagreeing on which presidential candidate holds the lead just one day before the election, political analysts believe... Read more


Catholics buy full-page religious freedom ad in Denver Post

Nov 3, 2012

A group of lay Catholics in Colorado is placing a full-page ad in the Sunday edition of the Denver Post... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila.

Denver bishops organize prayer campaign ahead of elections

Nov 1, 2012

The Catholic bishops of Denver have called on Catholics across the U.S. to pray for the country ahead of the... Read more