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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

Carl Anderson and his new e-book “Proclaim Liberty: Notes on the Next Great Awakening”

New e-book on Catholic voting urges political transformation

Oct 6, 2012

Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus, will release an e-book of his three recent major speeches on responsibility... Read more

President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney shake hands after the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012.

Presidential debate reflects Catholic concerns over economy

Oct 4, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Economic issues dominated the discussion at the first presidential debate of the election season, reflecting the widespread concern among Catholics,... 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

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

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 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

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

Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson addresses the membership seminar during the 130th Supreme Convention.

Knights of Columbus head to speak on Latino Catholic voting

Aug 24, 2012

Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, will address a national Catholic Latino group at a Miami church... 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


Supreme Knight says Catholic social teaching transcends partisan gap

Jun 23, 2012

In a new column, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus says that Catholics can rise above political... 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

A view of St. Paul's Hospital.

Most voters doubt Catholic institutions would shut down over mandate

May 25, 2012

A new survey shows that while more Americans are opposing the federal contraception mandate, the majority of voters also doubt... Read more

Dr. Frank Newport.

Catholic vote could be 'critical' in 2012 election

May 9, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Polling analysts believe that the vote of Catholics in the U.S. remains important and could play a crucial role in... Read more