Posts Tagged ‘US politics’

What does respect life really mean?

Thursday, August 24th, 2023
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Before backing a law banning abortion in Texas altogether, Gov. Greg Abbott propelled a 2021 measure banning abortion after a heartbeat has been detected, saying he “would protect the life of every child with a heartbeat.” He happens to be Catholic. So why did Abbott put razor wire and a floating barrier in the Rio Read more

Hillary Clinton’s history of faith

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

When Hillary Clinton takes the stage in Philadelphia this week, she has a unique opportunity to speak to a nation engaged in collective soul-searching. As the Christian right has evidently vacated all pretense of seeking a candidate who embodies Christian values, Clinton can step into the space that they have vacated. She can pledge to Read more

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

US prelate urges Americans to be Catholics first during election

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia urged Americans to put their faith ahead of politics. The prelate’s call was made two weeks before the US presidential election. “We’re Catholics before we’re Democrats. We’re Catholics before we’re Republicans. We’re even Catholics before we’re Americans because we know that God has a demand on us prior to Read more

Catholic bishops rebuke US vice president over contraception

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Catholic bishops chided US Vice President Joe Biden for saying during last week’s vice-presidential debate that Catholic hospitals and institutions will not be forced to provide contraception coverage to employees. The National Catholic Reporter said the US Conference of Catholic Bishops did not name Biden, but said the “inaccurate” statement “made during the vice presidential Read more