- Mar 2, 2021
A Catholic priest’s denial of communion to Joe Biden in South Carolina on Sunday illustrates the fine line presidential candidates must walk as they talk about their faiths: balancing religious values with a campaign that asks them to choose a side in polarizing moral debates.
Elizabeth Warren would not seek to revoke the tax-exempt status of churches or other religious entities that decline to perform same-sex marriages if she’s elected president, the Massachusetts Democrat’s campaign said.
Catholic Democrats have often wrestled to reconcile their church’s teachings with their party’s politics. That tension has been especially acute when it comes to abortion.
During a discussion on Monday sponsored by the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life on “Faith and the Faithful in the Midterm Elections,” executive director John Carr said it would be a mistake to ignore the influence faith holds over voters when they head to the polls.