2012 election

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Catholic speaker Peter Droege.

Speaker will connect national debt, anti-family hostility

Oct 4, 2012

A Denver-area Catholic commentator sees a connection between the national debt crisis and the “growing hostility to faith, family and... Read more

Paul Ryan campaigning in West Chester, Pa. on August 21, 2012.

Paul Ryan video for Catholic voters stresses religious freedom

Oct 4, 2012

Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan has made a special video message for Catholic voters pledging that religious liberty... Read more

Bishop James D. Conley delivers the homily on Sept. 29, 2012 for the beginng of the EWTN Novena to the Mother of God.

EWTN novena begins with homily on spiritual aspect of religious freedom fight

Oct 2, 2012

Bishop-designate James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. began a novena to the Virgin Mary for religious freedom in the U.S.... Read more

A voting sign.

Catholic support for Obama in polls may not tell full story

Sep 28, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A recent poll showing President Barack Obama with a 15-point lead over Republican candidate Mitt Romney among Catholic voters may... Read more

Deacon Keith Fournier and Deal Hudson.

Commentators say pro-Obama Catholics misrepresent record

Sep 27, 2012

The Catholic commentators Deacon Keith Fournier and Deal Hudson, in their new column to run daily through the upcoming elections,... Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Ill.

Bishop Paprocki warns of 'intrinsic evils' in Democratic platform

Sep 27, 2012

Drawing particular attention to the Democratic Party platform’s support for “intrinsic evils” like abortion and “same-sex marriage,” Bishop Thomas J.... Read more

Delegates participate in the 2012 GOP convention in Tampa, Fla.

Christian leaders praise Romney, Republican platform

Sep 25, 2012

A diverse group of 28 Christian leaders has sent a letter to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney praising him for... Read more

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles.

Archbishop Gomez calls on voters to incorporate faith into voting

Sep 24, 2012

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has called on Catholics to achieve a “unity of life” and let their faith... Read more

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life.

Campus tour invites college students to vote pro-life first

Sep 19, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A new nationwide initiative is asking young American voters to remember the importance of life when they cast their ballots... Read more

A voting sign.

Polls find Catholic voters evenly split on presidential race

Sep 18, 2012

Surveys indicate that the Catholic vote is “too close to call,” a Catholic research center at Georgetown University says.  Read more

The 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Democratic convention emphasizes economy, contraception mandate

Sep 7, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Providing economic security for the middle class and access to free contraception as a key part of women’s health care... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan gives the closing prayer at the 2012 DNC Democratic National Convention.

Cardinal Dolan prays for life, religious liberty at DNC

Sep 7, 2012

Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s final benediction at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night called for blessings on the delegates, asked... Read more

Former Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper speaks Sept. 5, 2012 at the Democractic National Convention's faith council gathering.

'Whole life' Catholic Democrat argues Obama is pro-life

Sep 6, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A former congresswoman known for being a prominent pro-life Democrat has advised fellow party members to tell Catholics that President... Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.

Charlotte diocese holds prayer vigil, adoration during DNC

Sep 6, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

The Diocese of Charlotte is holding a Vigil for Liberty with Eucharistic adoration at St. Patrick Cathedral just a mile... Read more

Lisa P. Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, speaks Sept. 5, 2012 at the DNC's faith council.

EPA efforts highlighted at Democrats' faith council meeting

Sep 5, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Concern for the environment and a desire to care for one's neighbor through the federal government were among the ways... Read more


Democratic platform includes free abortions, official 'gay marriage' support

Sep 5, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

For the first time in American history, a major U.S. political party has incorporated support for a redefinition of marriage... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan gives the closing benediction during the 2012 Republican National Convention on Aug. 30, 2012 in Tampa, Fla.

Government's purpose is to serve citizens, Cardinal Dolan says

Sep 1, 2012

Those seeking public office should remember the primary goal of government is to serve its citizens, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan... Read more

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) speaks during the 2012 GOP Republican National Convention on Aug. 30, 2012 in Tampa, Fla.

Role of faith, family emphasized at Republican convention

Sep 1, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Prominent members of the Republican Party highlighted faith and family values as being intrinsic to America’s identity as a nation... Read more

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks Aug. 30, 2012 at the convention in Tampa, Fla.

Romney says economic plan will bring relief to families

Aug 31, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that America’s backbone of family, community and faith will be reinforced by initiatives to... Read more

Former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, Jim Nicholson.

Former Vatican diplomat predicts Catholic swing toward GOP

Aug 31, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Jim Nicholson, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, thinks that the Catholic vote remains an important force in modern... Read more