- Dec 7, 2019
The Catholic community is split down the middle at the polls, Princeton scholar says, but they can often be the deciding vote at election time.
Early analysis of the 2018 midterms suggests some sobering food for thought for the American bishops.
In March 4 national elections, Italians handed big wins to two populist movements running on anti-immigrant and Euro-skeptic platforms, raising questions about whether the pope’s backyard is listening to him.
When France returns to the polls on May 7 to elect a new president, they face a choice between two outsiders. One – Marine Le Pen – offers a protectionist, nativist response to the crisis of globalization. The other – Emmanuel Macron – seeks a new, deeper engagement with the European Union, making globalization work for France.
On Sunday the French people went to vote for the first round of presidential elections and left-leaning Emmanuel Macron and far-right Marine Le Pen, were the victors. Ahead of the final face off on May 7 Catholic voters are divided regarding who should win.
Bishops across the U.S. encourage parishioners to put aside their differences and work together as President-elect Donald J. Trump prepares for his inauguration. Church officials have spoken out in an effort to overcome polarization and divisiveness that prevents the country from unifying.