Trump won Catholic vote

Preliminary results indicate president-elect decisively won a majority of those self-identifying as Catholics by 52 to 45 percent

The following comes from a November 9 Crux article: 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 … [Read more...]

Group behind controversial parish bulletin insert identified

Ecclesia Militans admits responsibility, says Immaculate Conception wasn't only parish where anti-Clinton flyer was distributed

The following comes from a November 5 Times of San Diego article by Chris Stone: A controversial church handout in Old Town claiming it’s a mortal sin to vote for a Democrat was a response to a report that another pastor urged his flock to back Democrats. That genesis was described Saturday outside the church by Larry Greenbank, a member of Ecclesia Militans, which he … [Read more...]

The campaign to repeal the Hyde Amendment

The amendment, passed 40 years ago, prohibits federal funding of abortions, but the Democratic Party now wants to repeal it

The following comes from a September 20 OC Catholic article: The Hyde Amendment is 40 years old this year. It undoubtedly has saved many lives. But the Democratic Party officially wants to repeal it, against the wishes of pro-life Democrats and almost everyone else. Named for the late Rep. Henry Hyde of Illinois, who was a strong pro-life congressman, the amendment had … [Read more...]

Jesuit school bans criticism of Tim Kaine

Alumni of Brophy College Preparatory silenced on pro-Kaine Facebook post

The following comes from a September 19 Renew America article by Matt C. Abbott: It appears that officials of Brophy College Preparatory, a Jesuit high school in Phoenix, Arizona and part of the California Province of the Society of Jesus, aren't too bothered by "Catholic" Tim Kaine's support for legalized abortion and same-sex "marriage." But they are bothered by an … [Read more...]

Kaine’s bishop rebukes him on gay marriage

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo stated that the Church's position will not change, despite what is said on the campaign trail

The following comes from a September 13 Washington Examiner article by 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 … [Read more...]

We won’t tell you who to vote for, but…

Bishops say to let conscience be the guide at the ballot

The following comes from Bishop McGrath’s statement on the 2016 election: As we approach this Fall’s General Election, I know that many of you – like myself – are in the process of discerning the choices before us in the presidential race, as well as in many of the other races and issues that will be decided on November 8.  I am writing to you today to put forward principles … [Read more...]

Liberals control 70% of US appeals courts

“When Americans vote in November, they’re choosing not just a president but thousands of presidential appointees, including hundreds of life-tenured judges”

The following comes from a September 4 Daily Signal article by Philip Wegmann: On the campaign trail in 2008, Barack Obama promised to fundamentally transform the United States of America. After nearly eight years as president, he has delivered on one front by reshaping the federal judiciary. That revolution has been comprehensive, dramatic, and under the radar. When … [Read more...]

Archbishop Gomez reflects on upcoming election

"Many important issues are not being discussed"

The following comes from an August 24 Angelus post written by Archbishop Gomez: I am still trying to get my mind around this year’s election. People have been asking me: What’s going on in America? I’m not sure I have the answers. But I’ve been praying, reading and thinking a lot about the question. These are some initial reflections. What strikes me first is that many … [Read more...]

Voting for pro-abortion politicians?

There’s no excuse, head Knight of Columbus says

The following comes from an August 2 Catholic News Agency article: Catholics need to stop voting for pro-abortion politicians, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson told an international gathering of the Knights of Columbus. “Pope Francis has emphasized how important it is for Catholics to be engaged in the political process,” Anderson said Aug 2 to the Supreme Convention of the … [Read more...]

Trump is driving Catholic voters toward Clinton

Even weekly mass-goers favor Hillary

The following comes from a July 27 Five Thirty Eight article by Leah Libresco: Donald Trump has held onto the support of evangelical Christians even as he has screwed up the name of a book of the Bible, but he’s doing terribly with Catholic voters, particularly those who are regular churchgoers. Catholics who attend Mass weekly have increased their support for the … [Read more...]