NCR Today: Bismark, N.D., bishop's election year letter is said to have endorsed a candidate.
Analysis: For a variety of reasons, Catholics will break one way or the other in the final weeks of the presidential race, and that will decide who wins.
It's not just Catholics that are in focus this election cycle. The church's teachings have rather unabashedly taken the national spotlight too.
In recent months, a number of mainstream Christians on both sides of the aisle have been advocating boycotting the ballot box Nov. 6.
“Absolute adherence” to a desire for the criminalization of abortion is required by Catholics, states Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput in a video posted Tuesday by Catholic News Service.
“If we don’t stand united on this issue, we’re bound to failure,” Chaput continues in the video, which is posted on YouTube and features a two-minute interview with the archbishop on the “politics of abortion.”
Two weeks from Election Day and the presidential candidates are all looking for an edge and trying to avoid all missteps. And of course polls are everywhere. At home I received two phone calls from polling services the last two nights. Here are two polls that you may not have heard about.
The Miami Archdiocese has joined the 50 or so other Catholic entities that have filed a lawsuit against the contraceptive mandate.
The 2012 American Values Survey found that 60 percent of Catholics prefer bishops to focus on social justice issues, even if it means less emphasis on abortion.
Last week, I posted a blog about a 2012 voters’ guide the Sisters of Mercy created.
Within the blog was a link to their website. Unfortunately, the website was down over the weekend and the previous link no longer works.
The guide can now be viewed at a different link.
NCR apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused you. Thank you for reading.
The Sisters of Mercy’s Institute Justice Team has published a free, 16-page, non-partisan voters’ guide.