Voting Catholic

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Exploring the top voting issues of the 2020 election from a Catholic perspective. For complete coverage of the 2020 election from America Media, visit americamagazine.org

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How to vote Catholic
26:55

In the series finale, Sebastian speaks with Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, a leading voice on Catholic Social Teaching in the American hierarchy. How should Catholics prioritize the issues? And what does it really mean to form your conscience?

Bishop McElroy is the author of two books: The Search for an American Public Theology and Morality and American Foreign Policy.

US Bishops teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics: "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship"

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Oct 11, 2020
Abortion: It’s more complicated than you think
31:56

The Catholic Bishops teach that abortion is a preeminent voting issue for Catholics, because it directly attacks life itself. Do Catholics agree? And should it take precedence over other life and death issues? 

Aimee Murphy is the Executive Director of Rehumanize International. Visit her white paper and presentation here. 

Learn more about Tricia Bruce’ study: “What Americans Really Think About Abortion

US Bishops teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics: "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship"

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Oct 10, 2020
Poverty: Americans care about the economy. Do they care about the poor?
22:20

A perennial social crisis affecting many other issues. Pope Francis has called for a poor church for the poor. What does poverty in America look like in 2020? And will the political parties finally tackle the issue plaguing tens of millions of Americans? 

Guest Links:

Jennifer Wells is the Senior Regional Organizer with Community Change org

US Bishops teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics: "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship"

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Oct 09, 2020
Climate Change: The science is real, but so is fake news
27:18

A highly politicized issue that is central to the teaching of Pope Francis. The science and the moral framework are clear. Will American Catholics respond at the voting booth? 

Guest slinks:

Martha Shulski serves as the state climatologist for Nebraska.

Dan Misleh is the founding Executive Director of Catholic Climate Covenant.

Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment:  ‘Laudato Si’

US Bishops teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics: "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship"

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Oct 08, 2020
Religious Liberty: Catholics are in this for everybody
27:42

A tenet of the constitution and central teaching of the Catholic Church. Is it under threat in 2020? 

Guest Links:

George Weigel is the Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

Read more on Melissa Buck’s case at Beckett

US Bishops teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics: "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship"

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Oct 07, 2020
Racial Justice: Reckoning with racism in society and the church
24:43

2020 was a year of reckoning for racial injustice in America. Catholics of color are calling for the church to look in the mirror. Will the church respond and take a prophetic stand?  

Guest Links:

Andrew Lyke’s Marriage Ministry to Black Catholics: Arusi Network 

Dr. Tia Noelle Pratt

US Bishops teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics: "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship"

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Oct 06, 2020
Health Care: One doctor's story of losing 9 family members to Covid-19
25:29

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the American healthcare system. How can Catholics vote to ensure that no one is denied access to care?

Guest slinks:

Sr. Mary Haddad is the president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association

Dr. Rhonda Meadows is the president of Population Health at Providence and CEO of Ayin Health Solutions

US Bishops teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics: "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship"

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Oct 05, 2020
Immigration: What the Bible's command to welcome means for politics
22:25

One of the most fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church is to welcome immigrants and refugees. So why are Catholics in America split?

Guest slinks:

Jose Arnulfo Cabrera is the Director of Education and Advocacy for Migration at the Ignatian Solidarity Network

US Bishops teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics: "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship"

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Oct 04, 2020
What happened to the Catholic vote?
26:47

Episode One: A survey of the evolution of the Catholic vote from the election of JFK in 1960 to the election of Donald Trump.

Show slinks:

8 facts about Catholics and politics in the U.S.

US Bishops teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics: "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship"

For complete coverage of the 2020 election from America Media, visit www.americamagazine.org

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Oct 03, 2020
Voting Catholic - Trailer
03:44

For complete coverage of the 2020 election from America Media, visit americamagazine.org

When it comes to voting, Catholics in the United States are split down the middle. Some cast their vote on a single issue. For others, the decision is more complex. So, what are the deciding issues for Catholics and how will they stack up in the 2020 election? This podcast series explores the top voting issues in the United States, from abortion to immigration to racial justice, by sharing the voices of experts and activists on the front lines. Each episode tackles one issue through personal storytelling and socio-political analysis from a Catholic perspective. How Catholics vote will help determine the election. Here’s the case for each issue and how they are connected. Hosted by Sebastian Gomes.  Season launches early October. Subscribe now!

Sep 21, 2020