Posts Tagged ‘2020 Election’

Voting in a church could influence how you vote

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

The location of the voting booth, research says, could affect which boxes we tick on the day. Voting in a church could affect more conservative candidates and issues, like our euthanasia and cannabis referendums. Physically being at a church, it seems, makes people more likely to follow church norms unconsciously. Voting in a school, for Read more

Judith Collins visits church for prayer before casting early vote

Monday, October 5th, 2020

National leader Judith Collins has got in on the early voting action casting her ballot in Auckland’s Tāmaki electorate. Collins, who stands in the Papakura electorate, lives in Tāmaki, a seat comfortable held by National MP Simon O’Connor. She arrived about 11 am to place her vote at St Thomas Tāmaki, stopping in the chapel Read more

New Zealand Catholic bishops’ statement: voting does not start at polling booth

Thursday, September 17th, 2020
bishops' statement

The six New Zealand Catholic bishops are reminding people that voting does not start with entering the polling booth: “Our participation in elections is about listening to the cries of the Earth and the cries of the poor, studying carefully the proposals of political parties, praying about them, and voting with our conscience. They make Read more

Biden’s Catholic outreach claims he shares pope’s priorities

Monday, September 7th, 2020

US Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s Catholic outreach is telling undecided Catholic voters that Biden’s priorities align with Pope Francis’s. The Catholic outreach campaigners (called Catholics for Biden) insistence of the Biden-papal alignment overlooks Biden’s support for federal funding of abortions. Biden has pledged to support taxpayer-funded abortion and codify legal abortion in law. His “public Read more