- May 26, 2020
In the last presidential election, some political pundits referred to the “Catholic vote,” one that predicted Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency, and one that aligned in 2016 with the voting constituency that landed him the White House: Overwhelmingly white and politically conservative voters.
Do Catholics believe that the Eucharist is truly the body and blood of Christ?
Amidst a growing clerical sexual abuse crisis, questions have arisen as to how it will impact an upcoming summit of bishops to be held in Rome in October.
Responding to Jesuit Father Thomas J. Reese’s recent suggestion that the pro-life movement abandon efforts to make abortion illegal and focus instead on reducing the number of abortions, Cardinal Timothy Dolan voiced grave concern with the proposal.
Dozens of Catholics, including men and women religious, were arrested near the U.S. Capitol Feb. 27 in the rotunda of a Senate building in Washington as they called on lawmakers to help young undocumented adults brought to the U.S. as minors obtain some sort of permanent legal status.
When a Vatican spokesman recently said that Pope Francis’s Nov. 26-Dec. 2 trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh will be “very interesting diplomatically,” he wasn’t kidding. The pope will walk a tightrope in both nations, down to his choice of words — whether or not he actually uses the word “Rohingya” to refer to Myanmar’s oppressed Muslim minority, for instance, could have massive political and diplomatic implications.