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  • How religious groups voted in the midterm elections

    11/11/2018 9:36:49 AM PST · by ealgeone · 65 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 11-07-18 | Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac and Gregory A. Smith
    An examination of how Roman Catholics have voted in the past four midterm elections. Yr D R 2006 55% 44% 2010 44% 54% 2014 45% 54% 2018 50% 49% http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/11/07/how-religious-groups-voted-in-the-midterm-elections/ Democrats controlled the House in 2006 and 2018. For comparison with Presidential voting results I present the following below. Yr D R 1952 56% 44% 1956 51% 49% 1960 78% 22% Kennedy 1964 76% 24% LBJ 1968 59% 33% 1972 48% 52% 1976 57% 41% Carter 1980 46% 47% 1984 39% 61% 1988 51% 49% 1992 47% 35% Clinton 1996 55% 35% Clinton 2000 52% 46% 2004 52% 48% 2008...
  • Thank God for President Trump, Who is Upholding the Free Speech Rights of Pro-Life Christians

    08/01/2018 9:45:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 13, 2018 | Father Frank Pavone
    The Trump administration is at it again, praise God! On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice launched a Religious Liberty Task Force at a summit for religious freedom. The goal of the task force is to implement the religious liberty guidance, a result of an executive order issued by President Trump in May of 2017. The President’s 2017 executive order declared that “it is the policy of the administration to protect and vigorously promote religious liberty.” It also “directs the IRS to use maximum enforcement discretion to alleviate the burden of the Johnson Amendment.” (The ominous...
  • New Catholic Vote ad for West Virginia

    05/03/2018 6:47:10 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 4 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | Apr 30, 2018 | Catholic Vote
    You tube video supporting pro life in West Virginia
  • The importance of Cardinal Dolan’s 180 away from the Democrats cannot be overstated

    03/26/2018 8:58:42 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies
    vanity | March 26, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    A recent op-ed by Timothy Cardinal Dolan explaining that he now believes that Democrats have turned their back on America’s Catholics is a crushing blow to the continued life of their party. Since 1952 when the first survey of how Catholics would vote in the coming presidential election, Catholic voters have been a true bellwether for predicting the outcome of national elections. Since that first survey a very firm rule has emerged regarding the strength of the Catholic vote, Simply stated, it is that whenever a Democrat gets 47% or less he or she loses; whenever a Republican gets 49%...
  • Conor Lamb's whopper of a lie on Catholicism and abortion

    03/14/2018 6:49:39 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 32 replies
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | March 7, 2018 | Maureen Ferguson
    Remember when President Barack Obama insulted small-town Pennsylvania voters by saying they bitterly “cling to guns or religion”? In next week’s special election, there is a strange new twist to this condescending attitude towards people of faith coming from the Democratic congressional candidate, Conor Lamb. In a recent interview, Lamb oddly invoked his religion to defend his position in support of late-term abortion. He tells us that he never learned the term “pro-life” in Catholic school, and therefore he would vote against any limits on abortion, and would even oppose a recent bill to ban abortion past 20 weeks of...
  • Trump to anti-abortion marchers: ‘We are with you all the way. May God bless you.’

    01/19/2018 11:44:52 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | January 19 at 1:36 PM | Michelle Boorstein and Julie Zauzmer
    President Trump and Vice President Pence signaled their support as thousands of anti-abortion activists rallied on the National Mall at the annual March for Life on Friday. “Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life,” Trump said in the White House Rose Garden, in a speech that was broadcast to the marchers gathered near the Washington Monument. The march — which typically draws busloads of Catholic school students, a large contingent of evangelical Christians and poster-toting protesters of many persuasions — falls each year around...
  • Good Riddance, Evangelicalism Incorporated

    12/22/2017 9:25:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 22, 2017 | Robert Oscar Roberts
    Trump's base in 2016 was defined not by race or class, but by belief in God. Evangelical Christians and Catholics came together and pushed Trump to the win, in defiance of the media, academia, Hollywood, the professional class, elite Republicans, the Democrat masses, libertarians, and self-professed moralists. Both the pope and many prominent Protestant leaders expressed antagonism toward Trump, so this mass of religious voters defied their church elders as well. This was nothing less than stunning. It was perhaps one of the great revolutions in America's religious history. Rather than a serious study of this event, we have had...
  • Catholic leaders defend Trump after Pope Francis challenges his pro-life views

    09/13/2017 9:38:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 09/13/2017 | Doug Mainwaring
    September 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-life Catholic leaders are defending President Trump against Pope Francis after the Pontiff questioned Trump’s pro-life views, despite the fact that Trump has racked up major pro-life accomplishments during his short time in office. “If Pope Francis is so concerned with the commitment of others to the defense of preborn children, he should consider his own words and actions, as well,” said Michael Hichborn, founder and president of the Lepanto Institute. The Pope questions the President’s pro-life credentials On the return flight from his visit to Colombia, Pope Francis criticized Trump over his plans...
  • Democrats give away the Rust Belt by alienating Catholics

    09/11/2017 10:08:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 10, 2017 | Salena Zito
    OHIO VALLEY — A clip of Martha Plimpton's exuberance over the "best" abortion she ever had played out on the television overhead of a gas-station counter somewhere along U.S. Route 422 between Ohio and Pennsylvania. A woman with a name tag noting her as the manager rolled her eyes and said to no one in particular as she went about stacking the shelves behind the counter, "And they wonder why people don't vote for Democrats around here anymore." Plimpton, 46, is best known for her role in the 1980's Steven Spielberg classic kid adventure movie "The Goonies." She made her...
  • Be Catholic. Vote as a Catholic with a Catholic moral vision. Advance the Kingdom of God.

    10/22/2016 9:30:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    NationalCatholicRegister.com ^ | 09/29/2016 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Be Catholic. Vote as a Catholic with a Catholic moral vision. Advance the Kingdom of God. by Msgr. Charles Pope -snip- To again be clear, abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and same-sex “marriage” are moral issues, and the Church must teach against them no matter where the political lines fall. The Catholic position on these matters currently coincides with one political party’s platform over another. But this not the intention or fault of the Catholic Church. -snip-
  • Papal Adviser Has no Regrets Over Accusing Catholic Trump Supporters of ‘Hate’

    08/19/2017 6:38:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 34 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/18/17 | Steve Kokx
    August 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — One of the authors of a widely-criticized essay that accused conservative Catholics and Evangelicals in the U.S. of instigating an “ecumenism of hate” is doubling down on his claims. Speaking with The Tablet earlier this week, Marcelo Figueroa said he was happy to see the “necessary” debate that resulted from an article he and papal confidant Fr. Antonio Spadaro S.J. published July 13 in La Civiltŕ Cattolica, a Jesuit-run journal overseen by the Vatican. In their essay, Figueroa and Spadaro decried what they called the “problematic fusion between … faith and politics” found in America....
  • US Cardinal: Bishops Must Beware of Trump

    07/06/2017 7:24:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    At the closing of the largest meeting of North American Catholics in Orlando, Florida, attended by more than 3,000 people, the Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, Cardinal Joseph William Tobin CSsR released an interview with the newspaper La Croix in which he stresses the strength of Christian identity in the face of the crisis that many countries now live. "As followers of Jesus, we must be careful not to exclude others the climate of insecurity has caused an exaggerated patriotism in the United States. Everyone identifies himself first and foremost as an American rather than a disciple of Jesus. And...
  • Confidential contacts and phone calls: how the Trump-Pope meeting was born

    05/23/2017 2:21:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | May 23, 2017 | ANDREA TORNIELL
    On Wednesday, the US president will land in Rome from Israel. Appointed Callista Gingrich Ambassador to the Holy See At 8.30 am on Wednesday, May 24, two Americans will be shaking hands for the first time. President Donald Trump’s audience with the Argentinian Pope has been a big maybe for a few months as, up until three weeks ago, no request was made by the White House. Indeed, rumors had that Trump had actually decided to defer. Rumors that hit the spot. What changed things was the patient work of some of the President’s advisors along with some precise signals...
  • Pope says he'll seek common ground with Trump, won't preach

    05/13/2017 3:33:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2017 3:12 PM EDT | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis says he won’t try to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to soften his policies on immigration and the environment when they meet this month, but wants instead to find common ground and work for peace. Francis said proselytizing isn’t his style — in politics or religion. Speaking to reporters while traveling home Saturday from a trip to Portugal, Francis said he would say what he thinks sincerely to Trump and listen respectfully to what Trump has to say. […] Speculation has swirled about what Trump and Francis will discuss during their May 24 audience, given Francis has already...
  • Trump Protects Religious Liberty

    05/06/2017 7:10:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 6, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Trump’s executive order on religious liberty has garnered a mixed reaction, with the left moaning about violations of the separation of church and state and some of the right saying it is watered down meaningless rhetoric to placate his religious base, As Ryan T. Anderson at the Daily Signal opines: In reality, what Trump issued today is rather weak. All it includes is general language about the importance of religious liberty, saying the executive branch “will honor and enforce” existing laws and instructing the Department of Justice to “issue guidance” on existing law; directives to the Department of the...
  • DEMOCRATS HAVE A CATHOLIC PROBLEM

    04/24/2017 2:56:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Catholic League ^ | April 24, 2017 | Bill Donohue
    DEMOCRATS HAVE A CATHOLIC PROBLEM Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Democrats and Catholics:Heath Mello has divided the Democratic Party. This is unusual given his low profile: he is running for mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. What makes him controversial among Democrats are his pro-life convictions.Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent, has taken the high road, prudently saying that although he favors abortion rights, there should be room for Mello in the Democratic Party. Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, disagrees—there is no room for people like him.Perez speaks for the base of the Party. The Daily...
  • What's this about "nuking the filibuster?"

    04/04/2017 4:29:36 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 4 replies
    catholicvote ^ | Apr 4, 2017 | catholicvote
    Confused by what's going on in the Senate for Judge Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation? We hear ya. So we'll let Jimmy Stewart and Mufasa explain...
  • Steve Bannon Carries Battles to Another Influential Hub: The Vatican

    02/07/2017 3:37:08 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 7, 2017 | Jason Horowitz
    ROME — When Stephen K. Bannon was still heading Breitbart News, he went to the Vatican to cover the canonization of John Paul II and make some friends. High on his list of people to meet was an archconservative American cardinal, Raymond Burke, who had openly clashed with Pope Francis.In one of the cardinal’s antechambers, amid religious statues and book-lined walls, Cardinal Burke and Mr. Bannon — who is now President Trump’s anti-establishment eminence — bonded over their shared worldview. They saw Islam as threatening to overrun a prostrate West weakened by the erosion of traditional Christian values, and viewed...
  • MORE CATHOLICS IN NEW CONGRESS

    01/04/2017 2:30:45 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 7 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 01/04/07 | Bill Donohue
    Abortion is not just another public policy issue: it is the foundational human rights issue. It is also not just another Catholic issue: it is regarded as “intrinsically evil.” It matters, then, when assessing the spike in Catholics in the Congress, whether they are faithful to Church teachings on abortion. The results are not encouraging (data on incumbents were taken from the National Right to Life ratings; data on newly elected members were taken from National Right to Life, Planned Parenthood and NARAL). Of the 168 Catholics in Congress, 80 are pro-life and 88 are pro-abortion. Party affiliation is largely...
  • President Trump May Not Get an Invite to Notre Dame Graduation

    12/05/2016 5:32:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 47 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | 12/5/16 | David Gibson
    If President Obama’s appearance at the Notre Dame commencement in 2009 sparked an unprecedented uproar among American Catholics, imagine what inviting President Trump to graduation might provoke. That concern is making Notre Dame's president, Fr. John Jenkins, think twice about making a pitch for the incoming U.S. president to receive an honorary degree, an appearance that almost any school would normally covet — and one that the iconic Catholic university has been more successful than others in securing. “I do think the elected leader of the nation should be listened to. And it would be good to have that person...