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  • MORE CATHOLICS IN NEW CONGRESS

    01/04/2017 2:30:45 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 7 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 01/04/07 | Bill Donohue
    Abortion is not just another public policy issue: it is the foundational human rights issue. It is also not just another Catholic issue: it is regarded as “intrinsically evil.” It matters, then, when assessing the spike in Catholics in the Congress, whether they are faithful to Church teachings on abortion. The results are not encouraging (data on incumbents were taken from the National Right to Life ratings; data on newly elected members were taken from National Right to Life, Planned Parenthood and NARAL). Of the 168 Catholics in Congress, 80 are pro-life and 88 are pro-abortion. Party affiliation is largely...
  • President Trump May Not Get an Invite to Notre Dame Graduation

    12/05/2016 5:32:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 47 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | 12/5/16 | David Gibson
    If President Obama’s appearance at the Notre Dame commencement in 2009 sparked an unprecedented uproar among American Catholics, imagine what inviting President Trump to graduation might provoke. That concern is making Notre Dame's president, Fr. John Jenkins, think twice about making a pitch for the incoming U.S. president to receive an honorary degree, an appearance that almost any school would normally covet — and one that the iconic Catholic university has been more successful than others in securing. “I do think the elected leader of the nation should be listened to. And it would be good to have that person...
  • Presidential vote by religious affiliation and race

    11/29/2016 6:58:16 AM PST · by rface · 38 replies
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  • Progressive Christians to “Take Back Their Faith” After Election

    11/25/2016 7:52:28 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 45 replies
    JuicyEcumenism ^ | 11/25/16 | Derryck Green
    A week after the election, the Huffington Post published a blog entry in which Progressive Christians suggested what like-minded Christians should do in order to “take back their faith.” Still reeling from the election in which Donald Trump was elected president, several progressive Christians pondered the necessary steps to draw a stronger contrast between their brand of kindhearted progressive Christianity, and the kind of conservative, evangelical Christianity that helped elect Donald Trump. The responses were predictably representative of left-wing Christianity, which centered on re-emphasizing social justice issues and identity politics as the “loving,” compassionate, anti-Trumpian counterpart to the hate-filled Christianity...
  • Why Catholics Should Question, Resist Trump Administration

    11/21/2016 2:36:30 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 59 replies
    Crux ^ | November 20, 2016 | Miguel Diaz
    Late at night the day after the election, I picked up a phone call from one of my sons. He called to share how he and his friends felt moments after the election had been called for Mr. Trump. There was an urgent and fearful tone to his voice that I have never sensed before from him.It did not take long before we got right to the core of his concerns: “Dad, my friends and I are very worried. Some of us were crying last night and wondering if Mr. Trump would continue to say the kinds of hurtful things...
  • Trump, a shocked Vatican, and ‘papal’ climate change

    11/16/2016 1:36:06 PM PST · by NYer · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2016 | Matt C. Abbott
    It appears that many Vatican officials are unhappy with Donald Trump’s presidential victory. … Corriere della Sera reported Nov. 10 that, according to its research, most in the Vatican were backing Hillary Clinton as the ‘lesser evil.’ Trump, on the other hand, was considered ‘unelectable’ due to his ‘aggressive chauvinism,’ in addition to his threats to deport 11 million illegal Mexican immigrants and ban Muslims from immigrating to the United States. Now that the ‘greater evil’ has won, the Vatican is viewing the United States as ‘angry and radicalized,’ Corriere della Sera wrote…. A ‘lot of incomprehension’ and ‘bitter shock’ were...
  • Trump picks Steubenville theology grad to lead health care transition team [believing Catholic??]

    11/16/2016 5:38:38 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    Aleteia ^ | November 14, 2016 | Deacoon Greg Kandra
    Senate Majority Leader advisor Andrew Bremberg will lead president-elect Donald Trump’s healthcare transition team, according to Inside Health Policy. Bremberg currently advises Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and was an advisor for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker during his presidential bid. Bremberg was part of the transition team for former GOP president candidate Mitt Romney, according to the Washington, D.C.-based publication. For eight years, Bremberg served in the Department of Health and Human Services. From 2005 to 2007, he was special assistant to the Immediate Office of the Secretary and from 2001 to 2005, he was special assistant to the executive...
  • Trump picks Steubenville theology grad to lead health care transition team

    11/15/2016 12:40:11 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Aletelia ^ | November 14, 2016 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Senate Majority Leader advisor Andrew Bremberg will lead president-elect Donald Trump’s healthcare transition team, according to Inside Health Policy.Bremberg currently advises Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and was an advisor for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker during his presidential bid. Bremberg was part of the transition team for former GOP president candidate Mitt Romney, according to the Washington, D.C.-based publication.For eight years, Bremberg served in the Department of Health and Human Services. From 2005 to 2007, he was special assistant to the Immediate Office of the Secretary and from 2001 to 2005, he was special assistant to the executive secretary....
  • Why Christians voted for Trump

    11/13/2016 7:11:52 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    AlexanderBoot.com ^ | 11-13-16 | Alexander Boot
    One has to admit that Donald isn’t everybody’s idea of a pious Presbyterian. Though he still maintains some loose connection with his parents’ confession, his behaviour is, how shall I put it, more Playboy than Presbyterian. And yet he won over Christians by a wide margin: 52 per cent of all Catholics, 58 per cent of all Protestants and 82 per cent of all evangelicals voted for him. The Catholic vote is particularly notable. After all, some 40 per cent of US Catholics are Hispanics, and, putting it mildly, Trump didn’t go out of his way to endear himself to...
  • Ralph Reed: Data Show Evangelicals, Catholics Delivered Key States to Trump

    11/10/2016 10:02:29 AM PST · by detective · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Nov 2016 | Neil W. McCabe
    Conservative Christians gave Donald Trump 79 percent of their votes, Ralph Reed, founder and chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, told reporters Wednesday. That split left 15 percent voting for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
  • Trump Wins Catholic Vote in Election that Awoke Religious Feeling

    11/09/2016 11:21:37 AM PST · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Crux ^ | November 9, 2016 | Crux Staff
    In 2016, most of the polls were wrong, period. And polls predicting that Hillary Clinton would run away with the Catholic vote proved more wishful than accurate. In the run-up to the election, only the IBD-TIPP poll consistently pointed to a Trump win among Catholics, as CRUX noted last week. Almost all the others suggested a significant margin of victory for Clinton. Now that the voting is over, however, preliminary results indicate Trump decisively won a majority of those self-identifying as Catholics, by 52 to 45 percent. By contrast, President Barack Obama won Catholics narrowly, by a margin of 50...
  • Catholics remember Hillary Clinton wants to destroy our Church but Trump will Catholic Church

    11/08/2016 6:14:06 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 9 replies
    vanity | Nov 8, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    For the last eight years the Democrats who have ruled our lives have used the power of their offices to undermine Christianity in general and the Catholic Church in particular. They are trying to force nuns to provide abortion and contraception benefits in the insurance policies provided for themselves and their workers; and things as bad as that. They have changed our rights to speak out against these attacks to “hate speech,” to try to silence us. They are pounding at the doors of our churches to force Catholic priests to perform Gay marriages or risk losing their tax exempt...
  • The numbers show Trump’s advantage with Catholics and Evangelicals will help in these states

    11/05/2016 7:39:25 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 7 replies
    vanity | Nov 5, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    For the first time since 1984 a Republican presidential candidate has a lead among Catholic voters; and it is substantial. Donald Trump has at least 50% of this voting bloc while Hillary Clinton is at 37% which is less than what Walter Mondale got while losing 49 states in 1984. This lead is the 3rd largest since this measure was first taken in 1952; it is worth noting that no Republican has gotten more than 48% of the Catholic vote and lost; and no Democrat has gotten less than 47% of the Catholic vote and won. http://cara.georgetown.edu/presidential%20vote%20only.pdf In the states...
  • It’s Not a Mortal Sin to Vote Democrat,’ Says Diocese

    11/04/2016 4:58:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/4/16 | Staff Reporter
    San Diego statement came after a parish bulletin warned that Catholics who voted Democrat risked damnationIt is not a mortal sin to vote Democrat, the Diocese of San Diego has said after a local church bulletin stated that it was. According to the website Sacramento Bee, the Church of the Immaculate Conception in San Diego issued a flyer inside its weekly bulletin which warned that parishioners risk “descending into hell” if they vote Democrat in the presidential elections. The flyer pointed out that the Democrats violated Church doctrine on abortion, same-sex marriage, embryonic research, euthanasia and human cloning. In an...
  • ‘Mortal sin’ to vote Democratic, says San Diego Catholic church flier, linking Hillary Clinton to…

    11/04/2016 9:20:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 4, 2016 at 3:31 AM | Roxana Popescu
    The Sunday bulletin of San Diego’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Oct. 16 wasn’t very different from all the others. Seven pages. A welcome to newcomers. A Mass schedule. But there, between the prayers of healing for the ill and the deployed and a reminder about a parent-child chastity luncheon for ages 11 and up, was an extra flier. On it was printed a memo, written in Spanish and English, and titled, in part, “How to vote like a Catholic.” “It is a mortal sin to vote Democrat … immediately after death the souls of those who die in a...
  • ‘Mortal sin’ to vote Democratic, says San Diego Catholic church flier, linking Hillary to Satan

    11/04/2016 6:50:21 AM PDT · by jerod · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 4 at 3:31 AM | By Roxana Popescu
    SAN DIEGO — The Sunday bulletin of San Diego’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Oct. 16 wasn’t very different from all the others. Seven pages. A welcome to newcomers. A Mass schedule. But there, between the prayers of healing for the ill and the deployed and a reminder about a parent-child chastity luncheon for ages 11 and up, was an extra flier. On it was printed a memo, written in Spanish and English, and titled, in part, “How to vote like a Catholic.”....
  • New Poll: Trump up 13 Points with Catholics (These numbers are incredible!)

    11/03/2016 8:30:25 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 64 replies
    Faithzette ^ | 11-2 | Elisa Cipallone
    It seems referring to the Catholic Church as a “Middle Ages dictatorship” and religious Americans as “backwards” might just cost you in the polls. Donald Trump is up 13 points against Hillary Clinton among American Catholics, according to a new IBD/TIPP Presidential Election Tracking Poll out Nov. 2. The same poll reports that Trump is up 22 points with American Protestants.
  • This is happening outside Trump Tower right now!

    This is happening outside Trump Tower right now!
  • EWTN: Donald Trump In His Most Revealing Interview Yet! Tonight 8:00 pm ET

    10/27/2016 7:17:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    EconoTimes Business ^ | Oct 25, 2016
    EWTN: Donald Trump In His Most Revealing Interview Yet! Irondale, AL, Oct. 25, 2016 -- At 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 27, EWTN’s “The World Over” with Host Raymond Arroyo will air an exclusive interview with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, which will be of interest to people across the United States. “He reveals the reason he switched his position on the life issue, talks about religious liberty, and speaks to women’s concerns about his candidacy. We also spoke about his prayer life, whether he has a favorite saint, and a lot more.” Said Arroyo: “Honestly, this is the most...
  • Video shows priest telling Catholics who vote Democrat commit a sin

    10/24/2016 2:08:50 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 56 replies
    vanity | October 24, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This video shows a Catholic priest clearly saying that Catholics who vote for an abortion supporting Democrat are committing a sin and should not present themselves to receive Holy Communion. http://www.oann.com/priests-urge-pro-life-voters-turn-election-day/
  • Catholics! Our religious freedom and our Mother Church are in great danger; act now and save them

    10/24/2016 5:26:11 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies
    vanity | October 24, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This headline should open the eyes of every Catholic: WikiLeaks: Podesta and Left-Wing Activist Plot ‘Catholic Spring’ http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/wikileaks-podesta-left-wing-activist-plot-catholic-spring/ This threat is real and these Democrats mean business; they want to control our Catholic Church and we cannot let them. The Hillary Clinton campaign is plotting to take over the Catholic Church and destroy the authority of the Papacy. They have already set up fake “Catholic” front groups modeled after the classic tactics used by the old Soviet Union. They realize that strong Catholic and Christian faith will always be a check on their lust for power and the Democrats will...
  • Somebody at the Washington Post is lying about Trump’s support among Catholics

    10/23/2016 11:02:30 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 45 replies
    vanity | October 23, 2016 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    After we have been insulted by another faked poll we have to keep in mind that Wikileaks just released an email from the Clinton camp discussing ways to use over sampling to build a fake narrative that Hillary Clinton is pulling away. https://i.redd.it/psdkjw2049tx.jpg Donald Trump’s support among Catholics is at a record high level; and Hillary Clinton’s support among Catholics is at a record low. We know this because of a survey done by the Washington Post. The latest Washington Post ABC News poll of Catholic likely voters said Trump is leading 50/34. So where is the lie? On October...
  • Trump Drops Bomb at Al Smith Dinner: “Hillary Is So Corrupt… She’s Pretending Not to Hate Catholics”

    10/20/2016 10:42:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 214 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Oct 20th, 2016
    Trump called out Hillary for her lies and corruption during his speech. He also dropped a few references about the Wikileaks documents Donald Trump: Hillary is so corrupt. She got kicked off the Watergate Commission. How corrupt do you have to be to get kicked off the Watergate Commission. Pretty corrupt. Hillary is and has been in politics since the 70s. What’s her pitch? The economy is busted. Washington is failing. Vote for me. I’ve been working on these problems for 30 years… We’ve learned so much from Wikileaks. For instance, Hillary believes it’s vital to deceive the people by...
  • Al Smith Dinner: Cardinal Dolan fails to speak against abortion

    10/21/2016 4:52:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2016 | J. Marsolo
    While the tradition of the Alfred E. Smith dinner to invite the Republican and Democrat nominee to raise money for charity is admirable, it was disturbing to see Timothy Cardinal Dolan laughing and joking with Hillary Clinton less than twenty-four hours after Hillary announced she supports abortion up to the moment of birth.  Worse, when he spoke at the end, he made a vague oblique reference to the life of the unborn when he said some of the money raised would help poor women give birth. I understand that the dinner is to raise money and everyone tries to...
  • World's Last Chance

    10/17/2016 1:12:37 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 5 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 10/17/16 | Gary
    The following is just my own surmising in regards to the importance of the United States election on November 8th and what might happen depending on who wins. I firmly believe that 2015's Obergefell v. Hodges was a major moral turning point in the United States.  Some commentators, such as J.D. Farag, even thought that there could be no turning back or revival at this point.  The country has been on a downward spiral for a half-century, but up until 2015 Christians were still largely protected and individual states could support righteousness in a variety of ways.  The SCOTUS ruling...
  • Hillary Has To Disavow Those Anti-Catholic Emails

    10/16/2016 7:21:49 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 17 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | October 16, 2016 | Christine Flowers
    I'm Christine, I am a Catholic, and I vote. I've often seen bumper stickers that say, "I'm Pro Gun and I Vote," "I'm Pro Choice and I Vote," "I'm Dead and I Still Vote (In Philadelphia)." I'm embarrassed to say that I regarded them with some elitist disdain, confident that I was a better-educated, more open-minded citizen because I couldn't be a one-issue voter. I've come close when that issue is abortion, and I can count on two fingers the pro-choice candidates I've supported in 37 years of voting. But it was only this past week, when I read the...
  • PODESTA MUST NOW BE FIRED

    10/13/2016 6:57:01 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 53 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 10/13/2016 | Bill Donohue
    We have long known that George Soros is the single most influential donor to dissident, and anti-Catholic, organizations. Now we know from Wikileaks what I long have suspected: John Podesta has been the most influential point man running offense for Soros. Together, they have sought to manipulate public opinion against the Catholic Church. In 2012, Sandy Newman, founder of the left-wing group, Voices for Progress, asked Podesta for advice on how best to “plant the seeds of the revolution.” The revolution he sought was an attempt to sunder the Catholic Church. Newman, who is Jewish, confessed that he was a...
  • Hillary Clinton Campaign Spokeswoman Mocks Catholics, Calling Catholic Faith “Severely Backwards”

    10/12/2016 6:02:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | October 12, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The campaign of pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is coming under fire today after top Clinton officials mocked Catholics, calling their faith “severely backwards.” Yesterday, Wikileaks released transcripts of an email exchange entitled “Conservative Catholicism” between Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, campaign spokesperson Jennifer Palmieri, and John Halpin, a staffer at the Clinton allied Center for American Progress. In the email thread Halpin mocks News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and Robert Thompson, Managing Editor of Wall Street Journal, for raising their kids Catholic. Halpin writes about these Catholics: “They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender...
  • WikiLeaks: Podesta and Left-Wing Activist Plot ‘Catholic Spring’

    10/12/2016 8:05:11 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 68 replies
    Lifezette.com ^ | Oct 12, 2016 | Edmund Kozak
    Longtime Clinton confidante discussed infiltrating the Catholic Church with progressive ideology to foment revolution A newly leaked email shows Hillary Clinton’s current campaign chairman John Podesta and a Left-wing activist casually discussing fomenting “revolution” in the Catholic Church. “There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church,” Sandy Newman, president and founder of the progressive nonprofit Voices for Progress, writes to Podesta in an email titled “opening for a Catholic Spring? just musing.” “There...
  • WikiLeaks: Podesta and Left-Wing Activist Plot ‘Catholic Spring’

    10/12/2016 9:27:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Lifezette.com ^ | October 12, 2016 | Edmund Kozak
    Longtime Clinton confidante discussed infiltrating the Catholic Church with progressive ideology to foment revolutionA newly leaked email shows Hillary Clinton’s current campaign chairman John Podesta and a Left-wing activist casually discussing fomenting “revolution” in the Catholic Church.“There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church,” Sandy Newman, president and founder of the progressive nonprofit Voices for Progress, writes to Podesta in an email titled “opening for a Catholic Spring? just musing.” “There needs to...
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Confidantes Mock Evangelicals and Conservative Catholics in Podesta Email

    10/11/2016 6:21:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | October 11,2016 | Leonardo Blair
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri and Center for American Progress fellow John Halpin mocked conservative Catholicism as an "amazing bastardization of the faith" in new emails released by WikiLeaks.
  • Clinton Campaign's Anti-Catholic Emails

    10/11/2016 3:55:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | October 11, 2016 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    So yeah, the Clinton campaign picked Tim Kaine as the vice presidential nominee but a recently leaked email displays the animus and disdain which the campaign views conservative Catholics. WikiLeaks released an email chain that included Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, Clinton campaign communications director Jen Palmieri, and Center for American Progress fellow John Halpin. Halpin wrote: Ken Auletta's latest piece on Murdoch in the New Yorker starts off with the aside that both Murdoch and Robert Thompson, managing editor of the WSJ, are raising their kids Catholic. Friggin' Murdoch baptized his kids in Jordan where John the Baptist...
  • Poll: Catholics Support Hillary Clinton, Gay Marriage

    10/08/2016 5:02:00 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 322 replies
    National Catholic Review ^ | Aug 25 2016 | Michael O'Loughlin
    More than half of all U.S. Catholics (52 percent) would cast a vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton if the election were held today, compared to just 32 percent for Republican Donald J. Trump... More than three in four (76 percent) non-white and Hispanic Catholics would pick Clinton, with 13 percent choosing Trump. Among white non-Hispanic Catholics, Clinton holds a much smaller lead, 44 percent to 41 percent.... Six in 10 (62 percent) white evangelicals say they would vote for Trump today, while 47 percent of white mainline Protestants pick Trump. That comes from a new survey by the Public Religion...
  • Priest: ‘You might not have a church to go to if you don’t vote the right way in November’

    09/24/2016 6:54:21 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies
    https://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    NAPLES, Florida, September 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews)--We are at a "precarious moment in our history" when churches must speak truth to power or risk the loss of a lot more than their tax statuses, Ave Maria Law School chaplain Father Michael Orsi said in a blistering speech at a National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children event on September 10. "For too long, pastors and churches have been bullied into believing that they can say nothing political from the pulpit," said Orsi. The regulation that is used to silence them "was a piece of spite work" against non-profits that had opposed...
  • Catholic Caucus: This Priest Knows Exactly Who to Vote For

    10/07/2016 7:27:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | 10.06.16 | SBrinkmann
    Anyone who is still wondering how to vote on November 8, and who sincerely wants to vote their conscience, need only listen to this extraordinary homily given by a priest who knows exactly who to vote for. On October 2, 2016, the Very Reverend John Lankeit of the Diocese of Phoenix began his homily by warning the congregation that the devil is a divider who will use almost any tactic to separate Christians from Christ. “He doesn’t typically come right out and say, ‘Deny Jesus Christ!’ because he knows that someone who loves Jesus would immediately reject the suggestion. So,...
  • Tim Kaine's Catholic Mutiny

    10/07/2016 9:42:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Liberal Catholic candidates for public office such as Democratic nominee for vice president Tim Kaine often proclaim their Catholic identity to curry favor with this constituency, but when it comes to practicing the doctrines of their faith often are what are called “cafeteria Catholics”. They pick and chooses from what they might call the “Ten Suggestions”, particularly when it comes to a woman’s “right to choose”. Unfortunately for Tim Kaine and fellow cafeteria devotees, there is no right to choose on what are called “doctrines of the church”, even if he seems to think so. On the issue of same-sex...
  • Catholic Caucus: Archbishop: “Catholics Cannot Support Pro-Abortion Candidates” and Hillary is

    10/06/2016 6:49:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    lifenews ^ | 10.06.16 | Steven Ertelt
    Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila has given one of the most powerful elections statements by any Catholic leader. He says Catholics in good conscience can’t support candidates who are pro-abortion.  But Archbishop Aquila goes further. He says Democrats are “aggressively pro-abortion” because they are pushing taxpayer funding of abortions and because they will appoint judges who support abortion. Naturally that includes Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president who is spearheading that agenda.Archbishop Aquila also complains about how Democrats are pushing to overturn the Helms Amendment, which prevents forcing taxpayers from promoting and performing abortions in other countries.  On the other...
  • Langer Research(Wapo ABC News)shows Trump at record high support from Catholics

    10/06/2016 10:14:40 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 16 replies
    vanity | October 6, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It has not been talked about in the media but Donald Trump has a huge lead among Catholics. We know the media and Democrats are desperate; we know they are telling any lie and hiding every bit of good news for Trump they possibly can. His lead among Catholics is the biggest smothered data item so far. Finding the truth is very difficult but not impossible. A Washington Post ABC News Langer Research survey quietly released last week contained some very good news for Trump. It said he is leading among White men 65/25 and just down 44/46 among White...
  • Tim Kaine’s Radical Roots in Honduras

    10/05/2016 2:25:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | October 5, 2016
    SUMMARY In media appearances since he was named the Vice Presidential running mate of Secretary Clinton, Tim Kaine has continuously referenced his time in Honduras as the decisive period that helped shape both his political and religious views. The facts surrounding this “mission trip,” however, raise grave and serious concerns, particularly given his continued relationships with the successors of a number of political and religious extremists. Catholic voters and leaders are entitled to the truth about this decisive period in Kaine’s life. This memo has been published based on extensive research and reporting in an effort to help all people...
  • Catholic Marriage Won't Change, Bishop Says After Tim Kaine Comments

    09/13/2016 6:58:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Richmond, Va., Sep 13, 2016 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Soon after Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine suggested the Catholic Church would change on same-sex marriage, the Bishop of Richmond has said Catholic teaching on marriage is constant. “More than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage, and despite recent statements from the campaign trail, the Catholic Church’s 2000-year-old teaching to the truth about what constitutes marriage remains unchanged and resolute,” Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of Richmond said Sept. 13. “As Catholics, we believe all humans warrant dignity and deserve love and respect, and unjust discrimination is...
  • Kaine's [Catholic] Bishop rebukes him on gay marriage

    09/13/2016 5:33:45 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 20 replies
    Sept. 13, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Sen. Tim Kaine's Catholic bishop in Richmond, Va., has an answer for the Democratic vice presidential pick's prediction that the Vatican will change its opposition to same sex marriage: Never. In a statement provided to Secrets, Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo said, "Marriage is the only institution uniting one man and one woman with each other and with any child who comes from their union. Redefining marriage furthers no one's rights." Speaking Saturday to the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's leading LGBT lobbying group, Kaine said he believes the church will change its position on gay marriage. "I think it's going...
  • Trump and the Catholic vote: It's his to lose

    09/04/2016 12:50:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 4, 2016 | Armstrong Williams
    A new poll from the Public Opinion Research Institute indicates that Donald Trump is down 23 points among Catholics compared to Hillary Clinton . This massive deficit remains “one of the most undersold story lines of the 2016 election” according to the Washington Post, but that doesn’t mean a lot of ground can’t be made up. Can he win the Catholic vote? That might be tough. As far left as Barack Obama is, he won Catholics by 2 points in 2012. But he can make things a lot more competitive. Catholics, like any other group of people in America, are...
  • Poll: Trump Gets His Support From White Protestants

    08/25/2016 3:00:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 25, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    A national poll out Thursday shows Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump by double-digits. The poll also breaks down support by religion and finds that white Protestants are Trump’s most supportive demographic. The Public Religion Research Institute found that Clinton leads nationwide among registered voters with 48 percent, Trump follows with 35 percent and two percent backed Libertarian Gary Johnson. This poll, unlike others, broke down support for each candidate by registered voters’ religious preferences. Trump’s support is strongest among white evangelical Protestants. Sixty-two percent of them back Trump and 23 percent support Clinton. Trump also leads among white mainline...
  • U.S. Bishops invite discernment ahead of presidential elections

    08/09/2016 3:52:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 8/09/2016 | Vatican Radio
    As Americans prepare to vote in an increasingly divisive presidential election, the Catholic bishops of the United States are urging U.S. Catholics to catch up on some summer reading. They’ve republished an updated version of “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” their teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. Scandals, fear mongering, insults and lies – this electoral campaign pitting Republican Donald Trump against Democrat Hillary Clinton has seen it all. And U.S. bishops have seen enough. Reissuing their 2007 online document, they’re calling on American Catholics to think hard about their political responsibilities. And rather than blindly casting their...
  • 10 Reasons Catholics Should Vote For Trump – and why we certainly will

    08/01/2016 4:31:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 56 replies
    Catholic Convert ^ | January 31, 2016 | Steve Ray
    I know this will cause a lot of heavy breathing and stomping of feet but I think Colleen McCrum of Christendom College has written a worthy piece and made good arguments. These should be seriously considered because a lot is at stake. I could brush it all off and say, “I am almost 62 years old and in a decade or two will be with the Lord so I really don’t care that much.” But, I have four kids and twelve grandkids so I DO care and will vote to prove it.I could also say, “I am too principled to...
  • At Harvard Law, Tim Kaine was driven by faith(...do I have to add BARF?)

    08/01/2016 6:48:42 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 21 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 07/31/2016 | Michael Levenson
    CAMBRIDGE — He was a year younger than most of his classmates, a state-school graduate and devout Catholic from the Midwest suddenly surrounded by Ivy Leaguers on a secular East Coast campus. It was clear, when Tim Kaine arrived at Harvard Law School in the fall of 1979, that he was not exactly in his natural element. And it didn’t take long for him to lose faith in his chosen field on the cutthroat campus of career-minded law students. Nearing the end of his first year, he walked into the dean’s office and announced that he was going on a...
  • The DNC's Odd Nod to Religion in Philly's [Catholic] Cathedral

    07/28/2016 1:18:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 7/27/2016 | Brian O'Neel
    The event in question was the “Interfaith Service of Prayer for the Nation” held at Philly’s [Catholic] cathedral, the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul. Planning for the event began in February by the Philadelphia Liturgical Institute, at the request and on behalf of the DNC. The prayer service was … odd.
  • Bishop Tobin: Tim Kaine’s Abortion, Gay Views ‘Clearly Contrary’ to Catholic Teaching

    07/25/2016 2:26:57 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 25, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    Truncated title. Full title: Bishop Tobin: Tim Kaine’s Abortion, Gay Views ‘Clearly Contrary’ to Catholic Teaching and Pope Francis Although some analysts describe Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), as a devout, “Pope Francis Catholic,” whose faith is “central” to his work, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin said Kaine’s pro-choice position on abortion and support for gay marriage and women priests are views “clearly contrary to well-established Catholic teachings.” Bishop Tobin, head of the diocese of Providence, R.I., added that Kaine’s positions on those issues are also “opposed by Pope Francis.”
  • Will Tim Kaine deliver Virginia (and Catholics)? Don’t count on it.

    07/24/2016 2:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Post's Monkey Cage ^ | July 22, 2016 | Kyle C. Kopko and Christopher J. Devine
    We finally know who the major-party vice-presidential nominees are – Sen. Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia and Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana. Not surprisingly, much “veepstakes” speculation leading up to these announcements centered on the usual factors considered to be electorally advantageous: geography and demography. But much of what you’ve been told about the importance of those usual factors is wrong. Based upon the available empirical evidence, it’s not at all clear that these candidate characteristics will have a significant effect on voters. It’s true that voters may like a running mate more because he or she comes from the...
  • Your Soul is Worth More than Your Vote (Catholic Caucus)

    07/22/2016 1:32:34 PM PDT · by rwa265 · 50 replies
    shamelesspopery.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | Joe Heschmeyer
    It’s election season, and I’ve hesitated to say much on the subject for many reasons. One of those reasons is because our obsession with politics is unhealthy and unholy (in that it reflects our fixation on this life rather than the next, and on worldly power instead of true discipleship). Another is that this election season has been like watching a slow-burning dumpster fire. I don’t plan to tell you how to vote, but I do want to establish a few basic principles: No well-formed Catholic should feel comfortable with Trump or Clinton; Thus, voters face a difficult decision this...