Posts Tagged ‘US presidential election’

“Don’t you kiss his ring” says Joe Biden’s Catholic mother

Thursday, August 20th, 2020
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In spring of 1980, Pope John Paul II had one of the longest meetings of his fledgeling papacy. It wasn’t with a world leader, a U.S. president or even a secretary of state. It was with a 37-year-old Joe Biden, a U.S. senator barely a year into his second term. According to a Catholic News Read more

Pope confronts the sin of racism and George Floyd’s death

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Pope Francis spoke out against the sin of racism in a speech about George Floyd’s death that was broadcast around the world. He said the sin exists among those who say they fight for all human life – yet it doesn’t fit with the belief system that defends human life at all stages. “We cannot Read more

How strong a role does religion play in US elections?

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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On March 17, Joe Biden took firm control of the Democratic nomination process, winning primaries Florida, Illinois and Arizona by significant margins. The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is in part responsible, having reshaped voters’ worries and expectations, but the role played by religion in Biden’s resurrection should not be overlooked. Indeed, Biden’s comeback began in South Read more

Presidential debate: does the God vote matter?

Friday, October 19th, 2012

The question is: Does the God vote matter?  Mitt Romney’s advisers seem to think so. President Obama’s do not. For the second debate, Romney has remarked that we are all children of the same God.  Obama has taken a pass. Romney has to appeal to the evangelicals, mostly Republican, who are suspicious of Mormons.  Obama Read more