2020 Election

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The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018.

Abortion is 'pre-eminent' human rights issue, St Augustine bishop says as election nears

Oct 11, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

Abortion is a “fundamental threat to the beginning of life itself” and Catholics can't be passive on the “pre-eminent” human... Read more

Presidential candidate Joe Biden. CNA file photo.

Joe Biden's Catholic radio ads tout Catholic faith, stay silent on abortion

Oct 2, 2020

The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will launch an ad campaign this month touting the candidate’s Catholic faith... Read more

Diocese of Phoenix seminar stresses conscience formation ahead of election

Oct 1, 2020

Ahead of the U.S. presidential election, the Diocese of Phoenix is hosting its biennial legislative seminar encouraging Catholics to form... Read more

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What does the Catholic Church teach about voting? A CNA Explainer

Sep 18, 2020

By JD Flynn

The Church does not dictate to Catholics how they should vote, but it does provide guiding principles for making decisions... Read more

Fr. Frank Pavone (L) and Rev. Patrick Mahoney pray outside the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Amarillo diocese disavows Fr. Frank Pavone statements, requests prayer

Sep 17, 2020

The Diocese of Amarillo has spoken out about election-related comments from Fr. Frank Pavone, the national director of the pro-life... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin.

Cardinal Tobin says Biden remarks not 'endorsement' of candidate

Sep 16, 2020

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark said on Tuesday that voters could choose Joe Biden in good conscience, and suggested he... Read more

Presidential candidate Joe Biden. CNA file photo.

‘Catholics for Biden’ co-chairs include pro-choice defenders of abortion protections

Sep 15, 2020

The Biden campaign announced on Monday a panel of co-chairs for its “Catholics for Biden” outreach. Among the Catholics chairing... Read more

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden (D) speaks to a rally in January.

Advocacy group aims to show Biden agenda 'anti-Catholic' in swing states

Sep 15, 2020

A political advocacy group led by Catholics said Tuesday it has launched a campaign to reach Catholic voters in swing... Read more

U.S. Agency for International Development Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Trump administration proposes Mexico City Policy expansion

Sep 14, 2020

The Trump administration announced plans on Monday to expand the Mexico City Policy, which limits access to U.S. overseas aid... Read more

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Biden and Trump vie for Catholic votes, disagree on what issues take priority

Sep 13, 2020

By Matt Hadro

As both the Biden and Trump presidential campaigns court Catholic voters, both campaigns have made efforts to suggest they represent... Read more

Then Vice President Joe Biden during a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, 2014.

‘Catholics for Biden’ claims Democratic candidate shares pope’s priorities

Sep 4, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The Catholic voter outreach of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has launched its 2020 efforts, telling Catholics that Biden’s priorities align... Read more

Kamala Harris speaking at the Democratic National Convention, Aug. 2019.

Kamala Harris quizzed judicial nominees over Christian adoption and faith values

Sep 3, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris questioned a judicial nominee over his affiliation with a Christian adoption agency, and another about... Read more

Former president Barack Obama at a speech by Hilary Clinton in July, 2016.

Obama and Harris tout values, faith, unity at Democratic National Convention

Aug 20, 2020

Former president Barack Obama and Sen. Kamala Harris both spoke on the importance of values and faith during the Democratic... Read more

Sr. Simone Campbell.

Legal abortion 'above my pay grade,' says religious sister who will pray at DNC

Aug 20, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

Sister Simone Campbell, who is set to offer a prayer at the Democratic National Convention Thursday, has declined to take... Read more

Joe Biden at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

The Biden Platform: What Catholics should know

Aug 19, 2020

Joe Biden was officially nominated as the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential candidate on Tuesday evening. With the formalities over, what... Read more

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN). CNA file photo.

Pro-life Democrats hail Minnesota primary win

Aug 13, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

One of the last remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress won a primary victory in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District on Tuesday.  Read more

Joe Biden during his visit to Kiev and meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in 2016.

Biden talks Catholic faith after Trump says former VP is 'against God'

Aug 6, 2020

Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday spoke about his Catholic faith, in response to comments from President Donald Trump that... Read more

A cut-out of former VP Joe Biden during the 2019 Women's March on January 19, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Analysis: Where Biden's VP shortlist stands on abortion

Jul 28, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

CNA examined the voting histories and public policy stances of some names expected to be on Biden’s shortlist.  Read more

Fr. Frank Pavone (L) and Rev. Patrick Mahoney pray outside the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Priests for Life Fr. Frank Pavone resigns from Trump campaign roles

Jul 24, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones, JD Flynn

Priests for Life national director Fr. Frank Pavone has resigned from advisory positions in the reelection campaign of President Donald... Read more

Democratic National Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Christian leaders call on Democrats to embrace pro-life policies

Jul 24, 2020

By CNA Staff

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky, was one of several Catholic clergy, religious, and laity who joined 115 Christian leaders, theologians, and ministers... Read more