Tag: Election

Some consolation: Jesus, not a politician, is lord and king

Some consolation: Jesus, not a politician, is lord and king

| Deacon Chad VanHoose | November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every other November in the United States, we can count on contentious political elections as we hear doomsday readings at Sunday Mass. Coincidence?

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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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Election outcome expected to influence religious freedom in health care

Election outcome expected to influence religious freedom in health care

| Dennis Sadowski | November 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

A pair of Catholic physicians argue that changes in the way health care is paid for and stronger relationships between doctors and their patients will do more to improve people’s health and uphold the sanctity of life than bureaucratic government-run programs and expensive insurance policies.

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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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Make voting ‘down ballot’ a top priority

Make voting ‘down ballot’ a top priority

| Shawn Peterson | October 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

Over the past several months, many faithful Catholics have expressed deep dissatisfaction with this year’s presidential election, and understandably so: Neither major party candidate seems personally guided by a consistent ethic of life, and there are deep, concerning questions about the character of both.

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Knights of Columbus urges U.S. Catholics to pray novena ahead of election

Knights of Columbus urges U.S. Catholics to pray novena ahead of election

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Knights of Columbus is urging its members and other U.S. Catholics to pray a novena from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7, the eve of Election Day.

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High stakes for religious freedom, free speech seen in U.S. election

High stakes for religious freedom, free speech seen in U.S. election

| Tom Tracy | September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

With every passing U.S. election cycle, First Amendment and religious freedom-minded voters and watchdogs might be tempted to think, “This is the election that will most matter in our lifetimes.”

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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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Ending political homelessness

Ending political homelessness

| Jason Adkins | November 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

For many Catholics, the most troubling aspect of the presidential campaign season is the feeling of political homelessness. Just when one of the candidates begins to sound sensible, something completely outrageous emerges out of his or her mouth. No single candidate seems to be addressing the many important policy questions of our day.

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Keeping love in the debate: Truth isn’t license to be rude

Keeping love in the debate: Truth isn’t license to be rude

| Don Clemmer | October 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington lists “falsehoods, lies, distortions, half-truths” among the sort of things Catholics should not be saying or spreading. He instead challenges Catholics to “speak the truth with love.”

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Opposing intrinsic evil a Catholic voter’s first priority

Opposing intrinsic evil a Catholic voter’s first priority

| Mike Stechschulte | October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

If there’s a single theme coming from the U.S. bishops in regard to this year’s election, it’s this: Catholicism isn’t political, but politics sure can touch on Catholicism.

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Public witness and Catholic citizenship

Public witness and Catholic citizenship

| October 25, 2012

As Archbishop Chaput notes, we’re better citizens when we’re more faithful Catholics

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