Category Archives: 2008 election

Black Catholics and the Obama victory

No matter what one’s political leanings, it’s hard to deny the historic nature of an African-American being elected president of the United States. We explored the mixed views of black Catholics toward a pro-choice African-American candidate in a story two … Continue reading

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San Francisco archbishop posts open letter on same-sex marriage debate

In case you missed it, there’s been a development in the California debate over same-sex marriage: an open letter from the archbishop of San Francisco appealing for both sides to be more tolerant of each other. The money quote: We … Continue reading

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More digital ink on the proposed Freedom of Choice Act

Lots of digital ink has been spilled this week over the Freedom of Choice Act, which was a major concern of the U.S. bishops at their fall general meeting earlier this month. Among those weighing in were CNS clients like … Continue reading

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Text of statement by Cardinal George on abortion, election

Just off the presses. It’s the followup to this story. STATEMENT of the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops “If the Lord does not build the house, in vain do its builders labor; if the Lord does … Continue reading

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Bishops and the Catholic electorate: One more view

The debate likely will never end over whether the U.S. bishops had any influence on Catholic voters in last week’s presidential election.  We’ve had several pieces, such as here, here and here, on the issue as well as links to … Continue reading

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More on what the election means for us

Picking up where we left off yesterday: 10:54 a.m. ET: Catholic high school in Arizona had an election-night watch party so that “dry facts” of the classroom could come to life. (From The Catholic Sun of Phoenix) 9:30 a.m. ET: … Continue reading

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Election ’08: What does it all mean?

(UPDATE: There are new links on a new page we’ve started here.) Make sure you refresh this page often for the latest updates on this day after Election Day. Plus, we want to hear what you think (see below). 4:45 … Continue reading

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