- Dec 5, 2019
While one terminally ill young women made headlines across the country two years ago by advocating for the right to end her life, another, living in New Jersey, decided to begin quietly campaigning for the right to stay alive, saying, “The sanctity of life is deteriorating … Nobody should be telling you that you don’t have rights to medication.”
Delve into the poll numbers, and trends emerge that speak to the future of Catholic voting in the U.S. While white Catholics favor Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton 48 to 41 percent in a recent PRRI poll, the opposite is true of non-white Catholics, the vast majority of whom are Latino. Those non-white Catholics choose Clinton over Trump 78 to 17 percent.
Several California bishops have come out strongly against Proposition 64, on the ballot this November which would decriminalize marijuana for adults in the state age 21 and older, warning of risks to health, to children, to road safety, and to economically challenged communities.
Ranked in the top 5,000 in the US in terms of poker winnings, Father Kevin Gugliotta of New Jersey has been arrested in Pennsylvania for allegedly uploading child pornography to an internet chat room, charges his lawyer says the priest “vigorously” denies.
Two men have been charged with beating and robbing an 82-year-old Catholic priest in Kansas City, Kansas, in an attack that saw Father Thomas Kearns struck in the face and knocked unconscious, forced to undergo surgery to repair broken facial bones.
After experiencing the most dramatic growth over the last decade in its entire history, St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Mass., the seminary of the Boston archdiocese, has bought back space it had sold to Boston College in order to accommodate the influx.