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This page gives summaries on Catholic news and issues, with a focus on events in the United States and Pennsylvania.

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””

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