Posts Tagged ‘Republican’

Conservative US Catholics dump Trump

Friday, March 11th, 2016

A group of conservative Catholics is urging voters in the United States not to support the candidacy of Donald Trump. In an essay published by the National Review said Trump is “manifestly unfit to be president of the United States.” The essay, “An Appeal to Our Fellow Catholics,” was co-written by Princeton professor Robert P. Read more

The most racially polarised US election ever

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

As their once core demographic diminishes, Republicans are going to any lengths to capture and keep the white vote. As Republicans were promoting themselves as a multiracial party from the platform in Tampa two weeks ago, an ugly incident on the convention floor suggested not everyone had got the memo. From the podium a range of speakers of Read more

Romney chooses Catholic Paul Ryan as running mate

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Mitt Romney, the Mormon who is the likely Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States, has crafted a religiously unique election ticket by choosing Catholic congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. His vice-presidential choice is well-known for his pro-life advocacy and his conservative economic views. Explaining his pro-life position, Ryan has said: Read more

Nuns on the Bus take budget-cut protest on the road

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

While America’s Catholic bishops are promoting a “Fortnight of Freedom” to combat Democrat President Barack Obama’s health insurance mandates, a group of nuns are on a multi-state bus tour to oppose Republican budget-cut policies. The “Nuns on the Bus” are focusing on budget cuts proposed by House of Representatives budget committee chair Paul Ryan, a Read more

Santorum frustrated by lack of Catholic support

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Despite positioning himself as the leading religious Republican candidate, known to be a daily Mass-goer, Catholic Rick Santorum has failed to win the Catholic vote in any state. Instead, he has performed will among the evangelical Christian voters. Santorum, who has spoken spoken with a conservative voice on social issues, a man who seeks prayers Read more

Catholic vote trending Republican

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

In a shift that could have consequences for the 2012 election, Catholic voters – especially non-Hispanic white Catholics – are more likely to identify as Republican or leaning Republican than they were in 2008.

A 2008 survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life found a significant Democratic advantage among Catholics. Fifty-three percent identified as Democratic or leaning Democratic voters, compared to 37 percent identifying with the Republican camp.

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Gingrich Represents New Political Era for Catholics

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Newt Gingrich sat beneath the soaring dome in the largest Roman Catholic church in North America, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, and listened as a choir that included his wife sang at an evening vespers service for Pope Benedict XVI and 300 American bishops.

That is the moment, three years ago, that Mr. Gingrich says he decided to become a Roman Catholic, after having been born a Lutheran and joining the Southern Baptist Church in college. In 2009, Mr. Gingrich was baptized in the same Catholic parish church on Capitol Hill where Senator Robert F. Kennedy once attended noonday Mass and sometimes assisted the priest as an altar server.

But Mr. Gingrich represents a new kind of Catholic, one very different from the Kennedys, who were Democrats, political liberals and cradle Catholics shaped by the Irish immigrant church.

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