Covering Catholic Candidates

The source that I have selected for this week's discussion regarding the presidential campaigns of Al Smith, JFK, RFK, and Eugene McCarthy, is centered around JFK's address that he gave to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association in 1960. I selected an article that discusses this speech (I have also attached the speech itself for reference)... Continue Reading →

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Running for Office

"In other words, it’s the contrast between a white-collar and a blue-collar Catholicism. The oscillation between those two poles has sort of been the story of the “Catholic vote” in America, and right now the pendulum seems to be swinging again in the blue-collar direction." John L. Allen Jr. This past week, on November 6th,... Continue Reading →

Radical Catholics & Catholic Radicalism

"You look at 1968 and it was truly the year that shook the world. The world was really completely upside down." Emilio Estevez 2018 marks 50 years since the world was forever changed by the events of 1968. Between the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy, anti-Vietnam protests erupting across the nation,... Continue Reading →

Catholics Confront Race & Racism

“Human life is sacred and inviolable. Every civil right is based on the recognition of the first, fundamental right, the right to life, which is not subject to any condition, of a qualitative, economic and certainly not of an ideological nature."[1] Pope Francis When it comes to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and... Continue Reading →

Catholics Fighting & Resisting Wars

“However, as Christians we remain profoundly convinced that the final aim, worthy of humanity and of the human community, is the abolition of war. Therefore, we must always make efforts to build bridges that unite rather than walls that separate..."[1] Pope Francis War: Can we ever get away from it? With every newspaper, nightly newscast,... Continue Reading →

The Catholic Vote

     "The people are sovereign. I would only say, study the proposals well, pray and choose with your conscience." Pope Francis   The 2016 American Presidential Election stirred up the nation, causing more Americans to stand and voice their opinions on not only the politicians, but the issues that the country was and has... Continue Reading →

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