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Here’s every state where abortion is on the ballot in 2024

Dec 28, 2023

By Daniel Payne, Jonah McKeown

While all eyes are on the 2024 presidential matchup, there are also numerous efforts by abortion activists to add “abortion... 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

Bishop Robert McElroy. CNA file photo.

Bishop McElroy: Abortion and climate change both crucial, voters must be prudent

Feb 7, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego made a speech Thursday that attempted to explain his criticism of the elevation... Read more

Nigerian bishops call for fair elections, warn against selling votes

Jan 21, 2019

As the Nigerian presidential election approaches, the Catholic Bishop’s Conference in the country emphasized the importance of electoral honesty and... Read more

Al Franken, public domain. Roy Moore,

Why character counts in the voting booth

Nov 21, 2017

By Michelle La Rosa

Sexual misconduct allegations against Republican candidate Roy Moore have brought Alabama’s special election to fill a U.S. Senate seat into... Read more

Bishop poses ten questions for Catholic Brits ahead of general election

May 15, 2017

An English bishop has asked the people of his diocese to remember the sanctity of human life at all stages... Read more

Notre Dame Cathedral.

Why France's 'Zombie Catholics' are so powerful

Dec 6, 2016

It happened in Britain. It happened in the U.S.  Read more

Donald Trump.

In final debate, candidates diverge sharply on abortion

Oct 20, 2016

By Matt Hadro

In the final presidential debate on Wednesday, the major party candidates were pressed to explain their positions on abortion. Hillary... Read more

Vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine.

Moral theologian: Tim Kaine 'gravely wrong' to treat abortion as a personal matter

Oct 6, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine was gravely wrong to say he personally opposed abortion while taking a pro-choice stance... Read more

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faceoff in the first presidential debate At Hofstra University.

Should Catholics be worried that faith was barely mentioned at the debate?

Sep 27, 2016

By Matt Hadro

There were few direct statements about faith by the two presidential candidates in Monday’s debate. But that is not necessarily... 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

Two flawed candidates? Catholics mull over voting options

Oct 24, 2014

By Matt Hadro

In an election where all political candidates hold problematic positions, Catholic voters may choose “the lesser of two evils,” cast... Read more

Bishops pray together before the start of the first session of the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 11, 2013.

Bishops embrace Pope Francis, Benedict in voting document

Jun 12, 2014

By Matt Hadro

The updated voting guide issued by the U.S. bishops will maintain Church teaching as explained by both Pope Francis and... Read more


Bishops stress need to secure voting rights

Jul 4, 2013

In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down part of the Voting Rights Act, the U.S.... Read more


Venezuelan Cardinal encourages free and courageous vote

Apr 5, 2013

Cardinal Jorge Urosa of Caracas, Venezuela and his auxiliary bishops are encouraging Venezuelans to vote freely, courageously and based on... Read more