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B*got vs. F@ggot

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Catholic Vote has created a video, "Not Alone," in opposition to last week's Supreme Court ruling granting same-sex couples the right to marry. On their website, they tell us that the video is about "6 courageous young people" who want to "tell the world" that they are not afraid to express their views against same-sex marriage. This video is offensive. Here's why.

Lessons From the Fight Over Later Abortion in Albuquerque

Jon O'Brien | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

Americans aren't buying what the bishops and their allies are selling, and they are not willing to vote away their rights or those of their neighbors.

Jaweed Kaleem

Obama's Vote Varied Among Catholics, Evangelicals, Jews | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.08.2012 | Religion

Just as President Barack Obama's support varied greatly from state to state on Tuesday, he also did well among certain religious groups and not so wel...

The Fundamental Error in Defining a "Catholic Vote"

Deborah Plummer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

The fundamental error in defining a vote as Catholic is that it assumes that I have only one identity that governs my thought process and that determines my behavior.

2012 COUNTDOWN: Obama, Romney Battle For Last Bloody Yards

Howard Fineman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

The debates over, we're now in the Battle of Verdun phase of the 2012 campaign. It is a bloody war of attrition over tiny pieces of real estate: t...

Jaweed Kaleem

Catholic Vote Is Sharply Divided, Says New Survey | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.22.2012 | Religion

A new national survey of likely voters shows a sharp contrast among Catholics, the nation's largest religious group and one with significant membershi...

Jaweed Kaleem

New Survey Reveals Sharp Contrasts Between Evangelical And Catholic Latino Voters | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.18.2012 | Religion

A new survey released Thursday shows that while Latino voters generally support the reelection of President Barack Obama by a wide margin over Republi...

The Paul Ryan Catholic Dilemma

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.11.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Interestingly, the match-up between Obama/Biden vs. Romney/Ryan offers a good illustration of the tension within the church. Both the current vice president and the recent addition to the Republican ticket are Catholics.

Rick Santorum Is Blowing the Election by Losing Catholic Vote to Romney

Niall O'Dowd | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Niall O'Dowd

Santorum is throwing the election away by failing to appeal to his core audience, those who share his conservative Catholic faith.

Fellow Catholics Leave Santorum At The Altar

Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan Rick Santorum has put his Catholic faith front and center as he courts religious conservatives in his bid for the Republican presi...

God (Or The Gods) And Politics

Wade Clark Roof | Posted 04.23.2012 | Religion
Wade Clark Roof

God is no stranger to the culture wars of the past three decades but now the more politically shaped Gods take on a new presence in our public life.

Catholics Tuning Out Bishops' Voting Guidelines

Posted 11.08.2011 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service NEW YORK (RNS) Every four years, the Catholic bishops of the United States publish a detailed statement abou...

Catholic Social Thought and the 2010 Election

Donald P. Kommers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Donald P. Kommers

Catholic social teaching revolves around the four bedrock principles of human dignity, common good, solidarity and subsidiarity. Catholics should be aware of this before they enter the polling booth on Nov. 3.

Tough Times for the Catholic Right

Chris Korzen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Korzen

The Catholic right's message loses its effectiveness when voters realize it uses the same logic that impelled Catholic voters to help re-elect Bush in 2004 -- who turned out to be a disaster for Catholic values.

Catholics Shouldn't Trust McCain's Abortion Rhetoric

Kari Lundgren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kari Lundgren

In comparison to the plight of the unborn, what is the economy, poverty, labor rights, equal pay for equal work, or the war in Iraq? For some Catholic voters, it is crucial to choose a presidential candidate who would pick justices committed to overturning Roe v. Wade. But would McCain?