2012 election

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Delegates to the 2012 GOP Convention in Tampa, Fla. listen to speakers.

At convention, Ryan urges economic changes to decrease poverty

Aug 30, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

In an Aug. 29 speech at the Republican National Convention, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called for fiscal responsibility as a... Read more

Prof. Mary Ann Glendon, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See.

Glendon: economic, cultural concerns make 2012 election historic

Aug 30, 2012

Mary Ann Glendon, the former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, believes that the 2012 presidential election will be a... Read more

William Owens, Jr., speaks about marriage during a press conference Aug. 29, 2012 in Tampa, Fla.

New Christian group created to celebrate, defend marriage

Aug 30, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Pastors from across the country have come together to form an organization celebrating the important role of marriage and encouraging... Read more

Helen Alvare, a law professor at George Mason University.

Obama's pitch to women misses important issues, Alvare says

Aug 30, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A law professor at George Mason University believes that in the upcoming election women will focus on more than abortion... Read more

A view of the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Final Republican platform has strong religious freedom plank

Aug 29, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. Republican Party included a significant section on the importance of religious freedom in its new official platform, adopted... Read more

Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson.

Knights encouraged by Cardinal Dolan backing civility pledge

Aug 29, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

The Knights of Columbus are “very encouraged” by Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s request that U.S. presidential and vice presidential candidates sign... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan delivers a homily at the 2011 World Youth Day in Madrid.

Democrats join Republicans in booking Cardinal Dolan for final prayer

Aug 28, 2012

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York has accepted an invitation to offer the closing prayer at the upcoming Democratic... Read more

A voting sign at a polling station.

Catholic Latino group releases 2012 voting guide

Aug 22, 2012

The Catholic Hispanic Leadership Alliance has applied Catholic social teaching to issues that will shape the upcoming presidential election in... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila.

Denver archbishop: claims Paul Ryan's budget counters Catholicism are 'unfounded'

Aug 19, 2012

Amid criticism of Paul Ryan’s policy proposals, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has written a column calling for more... Read more

Vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan at a rally in Manassas, Va.

Paul Ryan urges Catholics to act before religious freedoms erode

Aug 17, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Presumptive Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says Catholics must act now to protect their right to religious freedom from... Read more

Obama's Catholic supporters drop pro-life argument in 2012 appeal

Aug 17, 2012

Catholics for Obama has launched its 2012 initiative with a focus on economic issues, in an apparent shift from its... Read more

Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison.

Paul Ryan's bishop defends him amid attacks on his application of Church teaching

Aug 16, 2012

By Joan Frawley Desmond

Earlier this year, when Georgetown University announced that Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), the chairman of the House Budget Committee, would... Read more

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (L) greet supporters during a campaign event at the Waukesha Expo Center on August 12, 2012 in Waukesha, Wis.

Network invitation to spend day with poor only applies to Romney

Aug 15, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A Catholic social justice lobby that describes itself as “a progressive voice within the Catholic community” is asking Republican presidential... Read more

Cardinal Edward Egan flanked by Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama at the Alfred E. Smith Dinner, October 16, 2008 in New York City.

Obama presence at fundraiser not an endorsement, Archbishop Lori says

Aug 10, 2012

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori says an invitation to President Obama, to speak at a New York fundraiser alongside Mitt... Read more

President Obama speaks during a campaign stop at the Auraria Events Center August 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

Obama reaffirms support for HHS mandate, downplays controversy

Aug 9, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

President Barack Obama reaffirmed his support for mandatory contraception coverage in a Wednesday campaign stop in Denver, drawing criticism from... Read more


Catholic Latinos to examine 'threatening' political landscape

Aug 7, 2012

Over 100 Catholic Hispanic leaders will gather in Miami, Florida Aug. 24-26 to discuss how to defend faith, family and... Read more

Former Vatican ambassadors launch Catholics for Romney group

Aug 1, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A bipartisan group of six former U.S. ambassadors to the Holy See has joined together to support presidential candidate Mitt... Read more

Civility in America logo.

Public frustration prompts new campaign for political civility

Jul 26, 2012

With nearly 80 percent of U.S. residents expressing frustration over the tone of political discourse, the Knights of Columbus have... Read more

Mitt Romney speaking to supporters at a rally on April 20, 2012 in Tempe, Ariz.

Catholics United launches pro-life attack on Romney

Jul 18, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

A Democrat-leaning Catholic group that has supported pro-abortion rights politicians is attacking former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney over controversial reports... Read more

Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson.

Supreme Knight urges Catholics to put faith first while voting

Jun 22, 2012

Catholic voters must demand respect for their moral convictions and the Church's freedom in 2012 and beyond, the head of... Read more