- Jan 16, 2021
In the midst of pandemonium at the nation’s capital Wednesday, Democrats won both Georgia runoff elections to give the party control of Congress and the White House for the first time since 2011.
Most members of the clergy, including foes of abortion, steer clear of overt endorsements or denunciations of political candidates. Numerous denominations try to frame their stance on abortion in ways that respect multiple viewpoints.
Though they have little hope in changing the Democratic party line on abortion, Democrats for Life met online on Tuesday, with most speakers focusing on the party marginalizing pro-life advocates.
As the nation’s houses of worship weigh how and when to resume in-person gatherings while coronavirus stay-at-home orders ease in some areas, a new poll points to a partisan divide over whether restricting those services violates religious freedom.
Now that Joseph Biden has officially tossed his hat into the ring for the Democratic nomination as President of the United States, he’s quickly become his party’s presumptive front-runner and the highest-profile Catholic running for office. However, despite frequent visits to the Vatican in the past, he faces serious hurdles from leaders of the U.S. church.
Holly Taylor Coolman is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Providence College in Rhode Island. She is currently running for state representative as a Democrat and spoke to Crux about what it’s like to be a theologian running for public office.