Abortion is on the ballot in two states Nov. 3: Colorado and Louisiana. In Colorado, Proposition 115 would ban abortion beginning at 22 weeks of pregnancy. The measure includes exceptions to save the life of the pregnant woman but not for instances of rape or incest.
Many black women — such as Ida B. Wells, Elizabeth Piper Ensley, Mary Church Terrell, Juno Frankie Pierce, and Mary McLeod Bethune — who fought for racial equality and gender equality weren’t respected by white suffragists, forcing them to create their own suffragist movements.
Even though some would claim the Church has not always been progressive when it comes to women’s rights, a look back at clippings from The Tablet would suggest something different.
Thirty-three men between George Washington and John F. Kennedy served as U.S. president. Until Kennedy, all were white Anglo-Saxon Protestant men. It took 172 years for a Catholic to win the presidency.
In response to President Donald Trump’s plans to host a “Catholics for Trump” rally in Wisconsin next week, the Archbishop of Milwaukee has clarified that the rally is neither sponsored by the Catholic Church at a local level nor a national level.
Moral theology often focuses on individual policy decisions and how they measure against Catholic teaching – but too little attention has been paid to how Catholics should navigate voting for specific candidates, said Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego in a sweeping address ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
As the 2020 presidential race kicks into high gear – just two days after the Iowa caucuses and one day after the State of the Union – the U.S. bishops released a series of new videos aimed to help inform Catholics on the Church’s teachings ahead of a national election.
Two weeks after a Democratic “blue wave” swept Congress, Catholics gathered at Georgetown University to parse the role of the 73 percent of self-identified Christian voters who participated in the midterm elections.
Election night is always like an all-you-can-eat buffet for political junkies, and inevitably it produces the sort of “only in America” ironies you just can’t script: Last night, for instance, gave us a brothel owner who died two weeks before the vote but still managed to get elected to the Nevada state assembly.
Congratulating Donald Trump for his victory in the U.S. presidential election, the Vatican secretary of state expressed hope people would work together “to change the global situation, which is a situation of serious laceration, serious conflict.”