Of the poll of likely Republican voters, 9 percent of moderates and 5 percent of observant Catholics said they would vote for Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump.
Splits over conservative values sees the percentage of Americans who identify as Christians at its lowest point ever in the nation’s history.
By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Even as the Supreme Court considers one challenge to the Obama administration’s rule that female employees be offered health plans that include a full range of contraceptives, lawyers for the several prominent Catholic groups are seeking to set up a potential Round 2 in the fight. In […]
By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau VATICAN CITY — Greeting a man he calls an “inspiration,” President Barack Obama paid his first visit to Pope Francis on Thursday, opening a meeting the White House hopes will highlight the leaders’ shared views on economic inequality and poverty and perhaps drown out the president’s conflicts with the Catholic […]
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s first salary as a community organizer was paid by a Catholic group and his earliest social justice work was rooted in Catholic social doctrine. He identified with Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, then Chicago’s archbishop, whose consistent ethic of life encompassed a dedication to the poor, a concern over the human costs of […]
By Lornet Turnbull, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — In November, the priest at Assumption Catholic Church in North Seattle mailed a letter of welcome to parishioners, including members long dormant — those divorced and remarried, gay, tired or simply disillusioned. “We are living in exciting times,” Father Oliver Duggan told them. “Our church, which so many […]
By Alvise Armellini VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Thursday marked the first anniversary of his election with a typically humble message, telling his followers on Twitter: “Please pray for me.” No celebrations were planned for the occasion. “Today the Pope is doing nothing special or different from other days. He prays,” Vatican spokesman the […]
By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times Pope Francis is one of the best-known religious figures in the world, but a new Pew Research poll seeking to quantify his popularity raises questions about the so-called Francis effect. The poll found an overwhelming embrace of Francis, who has been trying to steer the Catholic church toward a greater […]
A new global poll conducted by Univision finds that Catholics around the world are divided on Church doctrine. According to the poll, which surveyed 12,000 Roman Catholics in 12 countries, Catholics tend to break from the Church on issues related to contraception and birth control. Despite the Church’s longstanding anti-abortion doctrine, an overall 65 percent of Catholics […]
Washington (AFP) – Pope Francis is taking his place alongside the icons of American popular culture by appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, which hits newsstands Friday. It’s the first time the staunchly liberal rock-music bible has featured a Roman Catholic pontiff on its cover, which is typically graced by pop stars and […]
The Vatican, having had a rough stretch financially, is back above water, though apparently donations from the faithful are down from last year: Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Vatican officials believed the main reasons for the decrease were related to the lingering effects of the financial crisis on Catholics’ ability to donate, and […]