Politics

Thumbnail cardinal raymond burke A dose of reality about the Steve Bannon/Cardinal Burke axis

Everyone loves a conspiracy theory, and of late English-language media have been giddy with speculation that President Donald Trump’s chief...

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Thumbnail 2016 election protesters After the election, are we listening?

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” So goes the iconic line from the 1967 film “Cool Hand Luke,” courtesy of the “Captain,” a cruel...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 36198652 A political platform for all the people

During this month of political conventions, when America’s two major parties adopt platforms designed to further their particular goals, it’s clear...

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Thumbnail pillars credit brandon bourdages shutterstock cna Archbishop to public officials: Rely on the Holy Spirit

Washington D.C., Oct 3, 2016 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amidst the current environment of “political polarization,” one archbishop exhorted...

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Thumbnail cardinal timothy dolan archdiocese of boston via flickr cc by nd 20 ewtn Are young Catholics cynical about politics? Nope, Cardinal Dolan says

Krakow, Poland, Jul 30, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With political discourse taking a turn for the nasty(er) as the U.S. presidential...

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Thumbnail donald trump inauguration As Trump takes office, he and Francis share a Russia problem

As President Donald Trump took office Jan. 20, he entered that vaguely defined set of “major world leaders.” Though we could debate who else...

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Thumbnail mike pense credit gage skidmore via flickr cc by sa 20 tim kaine us department of education via wikipedia cna A tale of two Catholic candidates – looking at the 2016 vice president picks

Washington D.C., Aug 4, 2016 / 03:26 am (CNA).- Although both major 2016 vice presidential nominees were raised Catholic and still profess to be...

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Thumbnail american flag credit crackerclips stock media via wwwshutterstockcom cna Being pro-life never used to mean being Republican

“(W)hen it comes to issues like abortion, amnesty, and acid, I’m about as liberal as your grandmother. I don’t like the Supreme Court decision on...

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Thumbnail gettyimages 537280182 Beyond Elections: How Catholics can find their place in politics

There’s a genocide of Christians going on in the world today, with ISIS rallying to “take down the cross,” according to its English-language...

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Thumbnail crowds turned out for a town hall meeting in los angeles where archbishop jos h gomez spoke on immigration jan 14 2014 courtesy of victor alemn vida nuevacom cna 1 16 14 Bishops' spokesman urges more humane immigration policy

President Barack Obama’s recent action on immigration may indicate a move towards a better approach to immigration, a policy expert for the U.S....

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Thumbnail tim kaine Catholic bishop sees contradictions in the politics of Tim Kaine

On July 28, Sen. Tim Kaine formally accepted the Democratic vice presidential nomination, becoming Hilary Clinton’s running mate. Following the...

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Thumbnail tim kaine 2016 credit us department of education via wikipedia cc 20 cna Catholic marriage won't change, bishop says after Tim Kaine comments

Richmond, Va., Sep 13, 2016 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Soon after Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine suggested the Catholic Church...

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We are not of this world, and yet, while we’re here we have some serious obligations, including as citizens. Politics can be a challenging matter...

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Thumbnail 100 days ‘City of God’: Beyond Trump’s first 100 days

It’s hard not to be uneasy about politics these days. Even among those most sober and prayerful and encouraging toward a settling-in administration...

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Thumbnail 20170120t1332 7476 cns inauguration Conservatives and Trump

Many religious conservatives are looking to the Trump years with high expectations. R.R. Reno, editor of First Things, says Trump’s ascendancy...

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Thumbnail non negotiable by sheila liaugminas cna 6 9 14 Engage world with Catholic principles, author says

Catholic involvement in civic life is necessary to defend human dignity and move society in a positive direction, says the author of a new book on...

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Thumbnail 20151015cnsbr0988 First thoughts on this year’s elections

I am still trying to get my mind around this year’s election. People have been asking me: What’s going on in America? I’m not sure I have the...

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Thumbnail pope francis holds an audience with students from jesuit run schools in italy and albania in paul vi hall june 7 2013 credit lauren cater cna 4 cna us catholic news 6 10 13 Francis to Congolese bishops: Contribute, but don't replace politicians

In his ad limina address to the bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pope Francis assured them of the necessity of contributing to...

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