Catholic vote

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Poll: Regular Mass attendees say politicians who oppose Church teaching on grave matters ‘create confusion’

Jun 15, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

A poll by a Catholic advocacy group released on Tuesday found that, among Catholics who attend Mass regularly, the vast... Read more

What was the breakdown of the Catholic vote Tuesday?

Nov 9, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Catholics voted once again for the winning presidential candidate in Tuesday’s election, as they have done in recent elections.  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

Aug 30, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Will Catholics determine the outcome of the 2014 election?

Nov 4, 2014

By Matt Hadro

The 2014 mid-term election is more about the economy and malaise with government than issues traditionally pertinent to Catholic voters,... Read more

Thomas Peters of Catholic Vote in May 2012.

Catholic blogger grateful for prayers following accident

Aug 9, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A young Catholic blogger known for his defense of the faith in the public square is thankful for prayers and... 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

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

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 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

A screenshot of the Obama campaign's Lena Dunham ad.

Catholic analyst reacts to Obama campaign's new 'anti-woman' ad

Oct 26, 2012

A nonpartisan political analyst says Obama’s new ad featuring a young woman describing her “first time” voting for the president... Read more


Catholics United urges 'gay marriage' surrender

Oct 26, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

The group Catholics United, which until now has avoided directly contradicting Catholic teaching in its defense of Democratic political causes,... Read more


Pennsylvania bishop highlights issues at stake in election

Oct 26, 2012

The right of the Catholic institutions to exist with integrity is threatened by the Health and Human Services contraception and... Read more

Paul Ryan delivers his first major policy address on upward mobility and the economy at Cleveland State University.

Paul Ryan defends poverty aid reform, vision of charity in society

Oct 25, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Oct. 24 that he believes reforming poverty aid programs and allowing religious and... Read more

A bilingual voting sign.

Voter scorecard informs Latinos about religious freedom threats

Oct 25, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A group that works to offer a Catholic voice in the public square has released a new guide to inform... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia celebrates Mass Oct. 20, 2012 at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica.

Archbishop Chaput: Be Catholic before you are Democrat or Republican

Oct 25, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

As the country approaches election day in two weeks, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia is encouraging Catholic voters to... Read more

A screenshot of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy's voting app.

Priests' group creates Catholic voter guide mobile app

Oct 24, 2012

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy has released a non-partisan voting guide for Catholics in the form of a free mobile... Read more

Melissa Deckman, political science professor at Washington College, speaks at a Catholic vote panel Oct. 22 in Washington, D.C.

Complex Catholic women's vote might influence the election

Oct 23, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

An analysis of Catholic women during the 2012 election season shows significant levels of agreement with Church teaching on contraception,... Read more

A woman holds a sign encouraging people to vote.

Exit poll reductions not likely to lessen Catholic vote impact

Oct 19, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A decision to reduce the number of states included in exit polls after the 2012 presidential election is not expected... Read more

Mitt Romney (R) speaks as President Barack Obama (L) listens during a town hall style debate at Hofstra University October 16, 2012.

In tight presidential race, social issues could have an impact

Oct 17, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

In an election year that continues to be dominated by economic concerns, one public policy analyst believes that social issues... Read more

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden smiles during the vice presidential debate at Centre College October 11, 2012 in Danville, Ky.

Analysts say Biden's abortion stance leaves reality behind

Oct 12, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s profession that he is personally opposed to abortion while supporting its legalization fails to acknowledge... Read more