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Sep 18, 2020 - 03:43 pm .- The Church does not dictate to Catholics how they should vote, but it does provide guiding principles for making decisions about voting. This CNA Explainer offers some of those principles.
Feb 7, 2020 - 05:15 pm .- Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego made a speech Thursday that attempted to explain his criticism of the elevation of abortion over other political issues.
Jan 21, 2019 - 05:54 pm .- As the Nigerian presidential election approaches, the Catholic Bishop’s Conference in the country emphasized the importance of electoral honesty and cautioned citizens against political corruption.
Nov 21, 2017 - 05:20 pm .- Sexual misconduct allegations against Republican candidate Roy Moore have brought Alabama’s special election to fill a U.S. Senate seat into the national spotlight.   U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) has also been recently accused of kissing and groping women against their will. During the 2016 presidential campaign, more than a dozen women raised allegations of sexual assault or harassment against Republican candidate Donald Trump. These accusations have raised public debate about whether a candidate’s personal character should matter in elections, and if so, to what extent.
May 15, 2017 - 03:30 am .- An English bishop has asked the people of his diocese to remember the sanctity of human life at all stages as they prepare to vote in the upcoming general election.
Dec 6, 2016 - 03:02 am .- It happened in Britain. It happened in the U.S.
Oct 20, 2016 - 11:30 am .- In the final presidential debate on Wednesday, the major party candidates were pressed to explain their positions on abortion. Hillary Clinton defended her earlier support of partial-birth abortion, while Donald Trump reiterated the assertion that he is pro-life.
Oct 6, 2016 - 04:19 pm .- Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine was gravely wrong to say he personally opposed abortion while taking a pro-choice stance in public office, a moral theologian says.
Sep 27, 2016 - 03:40 pm .- There were few direct statements about faith by the two presidential candidates in Monday’s debate. But that is not necessarily a cause for worry, Catholic analysts said.  
Aug 30, 2016 - 04:23 pm .- With some recent election polls showing Hillary Clinton with a large lead over Donald Trump among Catholics, does Trump have a “Catholic problem” as some are saying he does?
Oct 24, 2014 - 01:55 pm .- In an election where all political candidates hold problematic positions, Catholic voters may choose “the lesser of two evils,” cast a protest vote, or simply not vote, one U.S. bishop has advised, with pro-life groups calling for prudence in making this decision.  
Jun 12, 2014 - 05:12 pm .- The updated voting guide issued by the U.S. bishops will maintain Church teaching as explained by both Pope Francis and Benedict XVI, said leading bishops at a recent gathering.
Jul 4, 2013 - 08:16 pm .- In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down part of the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. bishops have called for legislative action to ensure the right of all eligible citizens to vote.
Apr 5, 2013 - 12:17 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa of Caracas, Venezuela and his auxiliary bishops are encouraging Venezuelans to vote freely, courageously and based on their conscience in the upcoming presidential election.

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