Concern has been expressed that a ban against new politic ads in the final week of the campaign could open the door to biased decisions about what is allowed by the social-media behemoth.
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The prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith tells the Register that the Catholic Church must not only demand freedom of religion, she must also take up the task of demanding and promoting that politics be given a moral basis.
A new EWTN News/RealClear Opinion Research poll emphasizes that Catholics who are more engaged with their faith also are more engaged with living out what the Church teaches on a wide range of issues.
Barrett, a federal judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, has been reported to lead the president’s short list, and was also a contender for Trump’s second Supreme Court nomination in 2018, before the president nominated Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Ginsburg’s death could tip the balance of the court to a 6-3 conservative majority, if President Donald Trump nominates a new justice to fill the vacancy left by Ginsburg before the November election.
Experts in civil and canon law explain why Catholic clerics do not endorse political candidates, and why that issue touches on the religious liberty of the Church.
The president added 20 names to his working list of potential nominees for the Supreme Court, including three GOP senators, while Joe Biden, who has pledged to name a Black woman, has yet to release his top picks.
The “Catholics for Biden” co-chairs, include 2016 vice-presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine D, Va., California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and several members of Congress.
The effort comes as both the Biden and Trump presidential campaigns court Catholic voters, both campaigns have made efforts to suggest they represent a commitment to Catholic social teaching.
While the policy previously covered around $600 million in USAID family planning assistance, President Trump directed the State Department to expand it to cover “global health assistance furnished by all departments or agencies” to the extent allowed by the law.