My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Of all the political campaigns that I have witnessed, this certainly has been one that has most frustrated the American people.
For most people, the presidential elections couldn’t come quickly enough. We’ve grown tired all the mean banter, so let’s get on with it. Let’s vote and put this behind us. Most folks made up their minds a long time ago.
Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump issued a specific document about his pro-life positions with the formation of his 34-member Catholic Advisory Group, whose members include Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life.
Catholic observers are troubled that this presidential campaign is focusing more on personality, integrity and personal competency instead of addressing climate change and environmental concerns.
Campaign 2016 is shaping up to be one where voters are not so much supporting one candidate or another as casting a ballot against a candidate they find intolerable. Or they may not vote for president at all.
Now that the first debate between the major presidential candidates is over, we hope that the dialogue will improve beyond whether Donald Trump had the sniffles and whether Hillary Clinton looked smug.
As recent years have brought religious liberty court battles and the federal contraceptive mandate infringing on operations by church entities – along with a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy to be filled – 2016 might be a seminal electoral year.