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Colo. bishop to Biden: No Communion

“It’s clear to me that the Code of Canon Law, Canon 915, says that a Catholic politician who publicly espouses … Continued

Unaffiliated vote may become ‘as important to the Democrats as the traditionally religious are to the Republican Party’

“It may very well be that in the future the unaffiliated vote will be as important to the Democrats as … Continued

Prince: ‘His arrogant and out-of-hand dismissal of half the population of this country struck me at a visceral level’

“His arrogant and out-of-hand dismissal of half the population of this country struck me at a visceral level, for it … Continued

Madonna: ‘I don’t care what religion Obama is, nor should anyone else in America’

“I was being ironic on stage. Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim, though I know that plenty of … Continued

Romney: ‘Economic freedom is the only force that has consistently succeeded in creating sustained prosperity’

“Since our founding, America has promoted personal responsibility, the dignity of work and the value of education. Those values made … Continued

Waxman: ‘I think there are some Jewish voters that are voting Republican’

“I think there are some Jewish voters that are voting Republican. They’ve been moving in that direction. And those that … Continued

Romney: ‘It’s never too early for the United States government to condemn attacks on Americans and to defend our values.’

“I also believe the [Obama] administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our … Continued

Obama: ‘There is absolutely no justification for this type of senseless violence’

“[The United States] rejects all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others — but there is absolutely no justification … Continued

Mormon official on church stance in politics: ‘We do not direct them on how to vote’

“The church has always encouraged people to be a part of the political process and to register to vote. However, … Continued

Obama: ‘We know that churches and charities can often make more of a difference than a poverty program alone’

“We know that churches and charities can often make more of a difference than a poverty program alone. […] As … Continued

On Jerusalem, ‘the president has a personal view’ and ‘the administration has a policy’

“This makes crystal clear what the president’s personal view is. The policy has not changed. The president has a personal … Continued

First lady Michelle Obama: ‘We were taught to value everyone’s contribution’

“[Our families] simply believed in that fundamental American promise that, even if you don’t start out with much, if you … Continued

Marriott: Mormons are ‘coming out of obscurity’

“Today we see the [Mormon] church coming out of obscurity, and we see that 90% of what has been written…has … Continued

Romney: ‘My friends cared more about what sports teams we followed than what church we went to’

“We were Mormons and growing up in Michigan; that might have seemed unusual or out of place but I really … Continued

Ryan: ‘Each one of us was made for a reason’

“Mitt and I also go to different churches. But in any church, the best kind of preaching is done by … Continued

Dolan’s RNC participation gives appearance of ‘baptizing the Republican nominee’

“When Catholics in the pews see bishops repeatedly hammering the Obama administration, then find Cardinal Dolan there at the Republican … Continued

Obama: ‘My faith helps me to keep my eyes on the prize’

“First and foremost, my Christian faith gives me a perspective and security that I don’t think I would have otherwise: … Continued

Bishop: Ryan is ‘aware of Catholic social teaching’ and forms conclusions based on

“It is not for the bishop or priests to endorse particular candidates or political parties. […] It is the role … Continued

Paul Ryan’s brother: ‘Our father always had us at church on time’

“Our father always had us at church on time. But each of us grew up to discover our own path. … Continued

No place for religion in politics

“Our political system is rife with religion and it depends too much on religion and not enough on substance. Religion … Continued