- Aug 9, 2020
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.
A Bolivian cardinal has drawn criticism for his open support for President Evo Morales at a political rally for the long-serving socialist leader.
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.
Various civil organizations in Mexico, including one dedicated to the philosophy of St. Thomas More, have urged politicians participating in the upcoming general election to re-establish peace and justice in the country.
In his epic address to the U.S. Congress in September last year, Pope Francis laid out a vision of a politics for the common good. Recently, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton laid out their visions too — in acceptance speeches at their conventions. How did they square up against Francis?
Pro-life Democrats, many of them Catholics, believe that the party will recover its roots and broaden its electoral base if it embraces the pro-life cause. Pro-life, they say, is not just about being anti-abortion.