Presidential Election 2012

October 16, 2012

We Are All Islamists Now

October 18, 2012

Religious Freedom (Briefly) Surfaces During Debates, Stirring Frustration

Where the HHS mandate stands in the midst of pre-election sound bites and strategy.

October 4, 2012

Obama vs. Romney, Round 1: Early Returns

A look at the post mortems of presidential debate No. 1, from the thoughtful to the rhetorical.

September 13, 2012

Who Speaks for the Catholic Church?

Multiplicity of ‘Catholic’ voices at the Democratic National Convention highlights and exploits confusion among the faithful about who defines Church teaching.

September 7, 2012

Whither Democrats for Life?

The Democratic National Convention gave top billing to abortion-rights leaders and adopted a platform that supports abortion under virtually all circumstances.

August 18, 2012

The Paul Ryan-Ayn Rand Connection: What’s a Catholic to Think?

OPINION

August 15, 2012

Paul Ryan’s Bishop Defends Him Amid Attacks on His Application of Church Teaching

Madison, Wis., Bishop Robert Morlino says he’s not endorsing Ryan, but upholds the candidate’s reputation as a serious Catholic committed to applying Church social doctrine.

August 11, 2012

Paul Ryan, Catholic Who Looks to Church's Social Teaching, Tapped as Romney Running Mate

Wisconsin congressman cheered by some as strong pro-lifer, criticized by others as wanting to reduce deficit ‘on the backs of the poor.’

August 10, 2012

Archbishop Lori: Obama Invite to Catholic Dinner Is Not Show of Support

Baltimore archbishop and others weigh in on invitation of the president to upcoming Alfred E. Smith Foundation dinner in New York.

July 19, 2012

Get Out the (Catholic) Vote

Groups stress the difference the swing vote bloc could make by voting its collective conscience.

May 10, 2012

Obama Formally Backs Same-Sex 'Marriage'

'The people of this country deserve better,' says Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference.

April 30, 2012

The Catholic Vote: Is It Changing? Does It Even Exist?

Pew and Gallup polls look at how Catholics may vote in the 2012 presidential election.

March 15, 2012

Why Does Santorum Appeal More to Evangelicals Than Catholics?

The presidential hopeful’s strength grows on the campaign trail, with 2 more wins.

January 10, 2012

Presidential Hopefuls: How Does Jon Huntsman Fit Into the GOP Field?

The former Utah governor says he is pro-life but he supports limited embryonic stem-cell research and same-sex civil unions.

January 9, 2012

Massachusetts Conservatives and Former Vatican Ambassadors Get Behind Romney

Two letters, issued as primary season gets under way, seek to dispel fears that the former Massachusetts governor cannot be trusted on social issues.

December 23, 2011

Presidential Hopefuls: Rick Santorum

Pennsylvania’s former senator and lifelong Catholic has been solidly pro-life in both his personal and public life.