NY Times: Why Christian conservatives lost

Laurie Goodstein takes a closer look at what happened Tuesday, and finds some interesting analysis: Christian conservatives, for more than two decades a pivotal force in U.S. politics, are grappling with Election Day results that repudiated their influence and suggested that the cultural tide — especially on gay issues — has shifted against them. They [Read More...]

The religious vote

Here’s how it went, according to CNN’s exit polls:   [Read more...]

“Whether we have won or lost, Lord, keep us faithful…”

What’s the best thing to do the Morning After?  As we do every morning: pray. Rebecca Hamilton has this great prayer from the USCCB.  And the Concord Pastor offer this:  (This reflection was written on Tuesday afternoon, 11/6, before the results of the election were known.) Lots of people are very happy today, Lord, and almost [Read More...]

Ah, Dan

Has it really been eight years? In 2004, I was one of the writers for what turned out to be Dan Rather’s last election night. I remember sitting at my computer console during a break and becoming aware that someone had pulled up a folding chair and was sitting just behind me. I glanced over [Read More...]

"Faithful Citizenship" reissued, with new introduction

This just in, from the USCCB: A new introduction to the U.S. bishops’ document on political responsibility reminds Catholics that some issues “involve the clear obligation to oppose intrinsic evils which can never be justified,” while others “require action to pursue justice and promote the common good.” The brief Introductory Note to the 2011 reissue [Read More...]


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