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”
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”
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”
Yes! Absolutely your vote matters. 9 out of the last 10 elections, the Catholic vote has greatly influenced the outcomes. Every single vote matters.
As you prepare for voting in November you might find an article by Professor Emily Reimer-Barry entitled “Conscience at the Polls” (8/19/2020) helpful. Professor Reimer-Barry chairs the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego, California. She discusses moral decision-making of Catholics in the voting process, noting that neither political partyContinue reading ““Conscience at the Polls””
“In its almost 50 year history, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice has never advised its members who to vote for or against. We have always encouraged members to get involved in politics, spoken about the issues, compared candidates, and equipped our members with resources to choose elected officials who support the common good. AndContinue reading “Catholic Lobby: Catholics Cannot Vote for Donald Trump”
The Republican Party has tried to convince you election after election that they want to make abortion illegal. Nothing could be further from the truth. They continue to use this issue todeceive you for two reasons: to get your votes and your contributions…and to enable them to put Republican candidates’ pamphlets in our beloved parishContinue reading “The Republican Party doesn’t want to eliminate abortion: Don’t let Republicans fool you”
“I greet the English-speaking faithful joining us through the media. Dear brothers and sisters in the United States, I have witnessed with great concern the disturbing social unrest in your nation in these past days, following the tragic death of Mr George Floyd. My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racismContinue reading “Holy Father’s Statement on Death of George Floyd”