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Catholics should staunchly defend voting rights through dialogue, action — Cardinal...

Voting is an essential element of a vibrant democracy. Voter turnout in the 2020 presidential election was the highest in several decades, where nearly...

What makes a politician Catholic? Not party affiliation, but promoting good,...

VATICAN CITY -- What makes a politician "Catholic" is not party affiliation, but dedication to promoting the common good, particularly through listening to and...

French cardinal deplores ‘democracy gone mad’ in nation's presidential race

Catholic News Service France’s Catholic primate has condemned the current presidential campaign as his country’s “worst ever” and urged Christians to help prevent democracy from...

All Catholics must take faith, witness to the public square, bishop...

Catholic News Service ST. PAUL, Minn. — In his famous work “Democracy in America,” published in 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville wrote: “Where education and freedom...

Hong Kong cardinal surrenders to police to help end street protests

HONG KONG — Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired bishop of Hong Kong, joined the civil disobedience movement organizers who surrendered to police Dec. 3,...

Pope Francis arrives in South Korea, calls for peace, democracy and...

Catholic News Service SEOUL, South Korea — Starting his first visit to Asia, Pope Francis urged South Korean political and civic leaders to seek peace...

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