Catholic Democratic Lawmakers tell Catholic Bishops to not ‘weaponize’ the Eucharist

Jack Jenkins, Religious News Service Lawmakers took issue with some bishops’ emphasis on abortion over other church teachings. “No elected officials have been threatened with being denied the Eucharist as they support and have supported policies contrary to the Church teachings, including supporting the death penalty, separating migrant children from their parents, denying asylum toContinue reading “Catholic Democratic Lawmakers tell Catholic Bishops to not ‘weaponize’ the Eucharist”

Asking for a friend: Can a Catholic vote for Biden?

By Heidi Schlumpf and Bill Mitchell – Opinion “As a friendly reminder — and for suggested social media sharing and forwarding to that friend from high school or great-uncle-twice-removed who insists Biden or those who vote for him are not really Catholic, we offer this roundup of recent helpful articles and columns. To counter the narrative thatContinue reading “Asking for a friend: Can a Catholic vote for Biden?”

“She’s Evangelical, ‘Pro-Life’, and Voting for Biden”

Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times – October 21, 2020 A granddaughter of the Rev. Billy Graham, Jerushah Duford, is a committed evangelical Christian who describes herself as “pro-life.” For most of her life, she voted Republican. Yet this year, she is voting for Joe Biden and is encouraging fellow Christians to distance themselves fromContinue reading ““She’s Evangelical, ‘Pro-Life’, and Voting for Biden””

Bishop McElroy of San Diego: Interview with America Magazine

Sebastian Gomes, America Magazine – October 19 “…To say that abortion is the pre-eminent issue in a particular political season is to reduce the common good, in effect, to one issue. And that’s a distortion of Catholic teaching. In fact, the assertion that abortion is “the” pre-eminent issue in this political campaign for Catholics is itself aContinue reading “Bishop McElroy of San Diego: Interview with America Magazine”

Bishop laments questioning of Biden’s faith due to abortion policies

National Catholic Reporter, October 13, 2020 “One very sad dimension of the election cycle we are witnessing,” said McElroy, is “the public denial of candidates’ identity as Catholics because of a specific policy position they have taken. Such denials are injurious because they reduce Catholic social teaching to a single issue. But they are offensiveContinue reading “Bishop laments questioning of Biden’s faith due to abortion policies”

Jeannie Gaffigan: Catholic Mother of 5 & Biden Supporter

October 1, 2020 – Jeannie Gaffigan, Essay “…Can we really sit in our homes with our private health insurance and judge our neighbors who have nothing? How can we strive to heal the tragedy of abortion without acknowledging the deep wounds and life-threatening crises that drive people to it? How arrogant we are to condemnContinue reading “Jeannie Gaffigan: Catholic Mother of 5 & Biden Supporter”

VP Biden’s Statement on the Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 18th — Tonight our nation mourns an American hero, a giant of legal doctrine, and a relentless voice in the pursuit of that highest American ideal: Equal Justice Under Law. Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood for all of us. She fought for all of us. As a young attorney, she persisted through every challenge thatContinue reading “VP Biden’s Statement on the Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg”

Catholics Should Vote for Biden: Former Bishops’ Conference Official

Former official for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and who assisted with development of the Forming Conscious for Faithful Citizenship since 1976, endorses Joe Biden. “I believe Mr. Trump’s character, lack of integrity and record on racism and Covid-19, among other matters, constitute ‘morally grave reasons’ to oppose his reelection and that Mr. BidenContinue reading “Catholics Should Vote for Biden: Former Bishops’ Conference Official”