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Religious, lay leaders react to Trump win in presidential election

Religious, lay leaders react to Trump win in presidential election

| November 9, 2016 | 3 Comments

Lay and religious leaders of all stripes reacted to news of Donald J. Trump’s upset win in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

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Top Vatican official congratulates Trump, offers prayers

Top Vatican official congratulates Trump, offers prayers

| November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

“We send our best wishes to the new president that his administration may truly be fruitful,” Cardinal Pietro Parolin said. “And we also assure him of our prayers that the Lord would enlighten and sustain him in his service to his country naturally, but also in serving the well-being and peace of the world.”

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Panel ponders path to civility following presidential election

Panel ponders path to civility following presidential election

| Mark Pattison | November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

If Catholics have a role in helping heal divisions after a turbulent presidential election year, they may need to start looking inward, according to some panelists at a Nov. 1 forum at The Catholic University of America on “Citizenship and Civility: The Role of Catholics in Rebuilding the American Political Culture.”

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U.S. Catholics urged to weigh issues carefully as they enter voting booth

U.S. Catholics urged to weigh issues carefully as they enter voting booth

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the weeks leading up the hotly contested Nov. 8 election, many Catholic bishops have written columns, issued statements or preached homilies encouraging their people to weigh the issues carefully as they enter the voting booth.

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Gloves come off at 71st annual Al Smith Dinner in New York

Gloves come off at 71st annual Al Smith Dinner in New York

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Donald J. Trump stepped over yet another invisible line of the contentious presidential race Oct. 20, many of the 1,500 people at 71st annual dinner of the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation broke historic precedent to boo him.

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Listecki: Anti-Catholicism ‘equal opportunity prejudice’ in campaign

Listecki: Anti-Catholicism ‘equal opportunity prejudice’ in campaign

| Brian T. Olszewski | October 21, 2016 | 3 Comments

Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki called anti-Catholicism “an equal opportunity prejudice” evident in the presidential election.

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U.S. Hispanics give big margins to Clinton, Democrats in new Pew poll

U.S. Hispanics give big margins to Clinton, Democrats in new Pew poll

| Mark Pattison | October 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

Hispanic Americans give a nearly 5-to-1 edge to Democrats over Republicans as the party more concerned for them in a Pew Research Center poll released Oct. 10.

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In tough election year, Catholics urged to avoid cynicism, work for change

In tough election year, Catholics urged to avoid cynicism, work for change

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

In his 50 years of voting in U.S. elections, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Sept. 15 he has never seen the two major parties offer “two such deeply flawed” presidential nominees “at the same time.”

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Getting voting right

Getting voting right

| Jonathan Liedl | August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The level of distaste for both major parties’ presidential candidates is at a historic high. In the midst of this discontent, the traces of two distorted approaches to voting have become clear.

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Catholics surveyed say election issues, not candidates, mentioned at Mass

Catholics surveyed say election issues, not candidates, mentioned at Mass

| August 9, 2016 | 3 Comments

Catholics, by and large, haven’t heard endorsements for one presidential candidate over the other while in the pews this presidential election season.

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