SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
US Elections 2020
February 14, 2021
Priscilla Huff
In the end, seven Republican senators voted in favor of convicting Donald John Trump on the article of impeachment: incitement of an insurrection. The U.S. Constitution requires not just a majority, but two-thirds of the U.S. Senate to agree, 67 out of 100. The president pro tempore of the Senate, Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), confirmed that the motion to convict the former president failed on a vote of 57-43.
January 21, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
Mr. Biden will not help hasten the defeat of the reactionary political extremism that poisons the soul of the nation by catering to the political demands of those at the other extremity of the body politic.
January 20, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
"Under your leadership," Pope Francis wrote, "may the American people continue to draw strength from the lofty political, ethical and religious values that have inspired the nation since its founding." The president of the US bishops conference, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, echoed those sentiments in a statement on Wednesday, and also reiterated the bishops' opposition to many of the policies and legislative promises Biden has made.
January 11, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
Pope Francis also discussed the increasingly diffuse social tendency to judge persons’ worth on the basis of “productivity” and to discard anyone “unproductive” – especially the sick, the elderly, and the unborn – a tendency he identifies as the chief characteristic of the “throwaway” culture.
January 10, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
"I urge [government] authorities and the entire population to maintain a high sense of responsibility," Pope Francis said Sunday, "in order to soothe tempers, promote national reconciliation, and protect the democratic values rooted in American society."
January 09, 2021
Staff Reporter
"Even in the most mature realities," Pope Francis went on to say, "there’s something that isn't right -- something that causes people to take to the streets against the community, against democracy, against the common good."
November 09, 2020
Staff Reporter
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has welcomed Joe Biden as the president-elect of the United States
November 06, 2020
Mark Pattison
The Election Day defeat of Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minnesota, will shrink the number of pro-life Democrats in the House of Representatives by two when the 117th Congress is seated in January. Another pro-life Democrat, Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Illinois, lost to a primary challenger earlier this year. “It’s just tragic. I think his race and Dan
November 04, 2020
CNA Staff
Louisiana voters on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment to prevent Louisiana’s courts from finding a “right to abortion,” or to public abortion funding, in the state’s constitution. Amendment 1 passed 64%-36%, with 96% of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. Known as the “Love Life Amendment,” the measure will update the Louisiana constitution to
October 27, 2020
Christopher R. Altieri
The appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett is almost certain to have significant consequences in the long term, for the direction of the Court. It could also lead to short-term repercussions on election day.
October 26, 2020
Thomas Caddick
The confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court remains on course as the Senate approaches this evening’s final vote. On Sunday, Senators voted 51-48 to advance Judge Barrett’s nomination with near uniform Republican support, justifying Mitch McConnell’s earlier claim on the final day of confirmation hearings that “we have the votes”. However,
October 25, 2020
Catholic News Service
Both are Catholic, but their views couldn’t have been more different. One woman said she was voting for a particular candidate because of her beliefs against abortion. The other said she was voting for his opponent because the incumbent had harmed life for many in a variety of ways and it went against her religious
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