In the 2020 US presidential election, Democrats and Republicans are appealing to Roman Catholics more than ever before. This election is pivotal for a country that has the prospect of four more years of President Donald Trump or a new Democratic president in Joe Biden.
Belarusian authorities have barred Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz from entering the country a day after the head of the Catholic Church in Belarus warned the nation’s political crisis could lead to civil war.
Recently the organization ‘Catholic Vote’ issued a statement in which they accused the Democratic Party of fueling a climate of hate against Catholics. And called on Biden “to stand up to the rising climate of anti-Catholicism across the country.”
The outbreak of COVID-19 initially looked like a gift to autocrats around the world. What better pretext for a state of emergency than a pandemic?
White evangelical support for Donald Trump has long puzzled observers. To many, it seems hypocritical that Christians who have long touted “family values” could rally around a thrice-married man who was accused by several women of sexual assault.
A Vatican archbishop has issued a plea not to ideologise the pro-life cause as abortion has become a weapon in the US presidential race.
Every mainstream media outlet is covering the protests contesting the elections results in Belarus. Could this be the new Ukraine? Maybe not, but it is definitely a continuation of the White-West’s attempts to get closer to Russia’s border.
It was recently announced that Cardinal Dolan will be giving the opening prayer at the Republican National Convention Monday August 24. This should not be a surprise to anyone considering how much flattery Cardinal Dolan has given to Trump over the years.
German Catholics are appealing to citizens not to vote for the “right-wing extremist” AfD or ‘Alternative for Germany’ political party, denouncing that the group has no place in a mature democracy.
Fifteen leading organizations headed by “progressive feminist Catholics” have issued an Open Letter to Catholic Voters and All Voters for Justice, calling on voters to “stem the tide of injustice and usher in a new era of equality.”
“Belarus is going through a difficult time, which, unfortunately, is being marked by bloodshed and by the thousands of civilians who have been arrested and brutally beaten”.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis sounded the alarm on the coronavirus economic crisis, imploring that summer holidays in the northern hemisphere “should not allow us to forget the problems there are due to Covid: many families do not have work, have lost work, and have nothing to eat”.
The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), Metropolitan Epifaniy, has supported the protests in Belarus and called on the Belarusian people to “protect their dignity and freedom [and] the democratic and independent future of their country”.
Unrest is continuing in Belarus despite the departure of top opposition presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya for neighbouring Lithuania.
A former Foreign Minister has accused Poland’s ruling party chairman of turning the country into a Catholic dictatorship.
The Bishops of Poland are standing side on to the government’s proposal to hold a postal vote for presidential elections.
Ahead of the Slovak elections this Saturday, the country’s Bishops urged voters to remember the “Gospel and common sense” as a far-right surge in polling threatens the stability of the very European Union project, according to analysts.
On the World Day of the Sick, celebrated today, February 11, bishops are pushing the new Irish government to ensure quality healthcare for all.
Ahead of the Irish General Election this Saturday, the Archbishop of Armagh has said plans for a poll on Irish reunification should proceed slowly but surely.
Today, Friday 31 January, Archbishop Eamon Martin and Bishop Michael Router have issued a statement concerning the 2020 General Election.
Ahead of the Irish elections February 8, the country’s Bishops are demanding from politicians answers on issues such as homelessness, the environment, intolerance and challenges facing young people.
Sixteen Irish Churches are urging the faithful to hold politicians accountable for the “national epidemic of housing insecurity” at the February 8 general election.
The cardinal of Zagreb has invited the new Croatian President to a “dialogue of mutual respect and understanding”.
The Archbishop of Dublin has decried the rise in Ireland “of groups which are clearly populist and racist”.
Grassroots Christians have hit out at a Spanish cardinal and Catholic lobbies trying to block a left-wing Government already in advanced coalition talks.