Election 2020

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit the St. John Paul II National Shrine, in Washington, D.C., on June 2. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A new P.R.R.I. poll suggests that President Trump is losing ground among white Catholics faster than among other major religious groups, reports Michael J. O’Loughlin.
Zac Davis June 02, 2020
President Trump’s visit to the St. John Paul II National Shrine continues a pattern of using sacred sites for political stunts, writes America associate editor Zac Davis. This is over the line of what the church should tolerate.
The Editors May 15, 2020
In the absence of irrefutable evidence, the public response has fallen, as with so much else in this era of polarization, along partisan lines.
Rachel Lu May 15, 2020
In a troubled time in our nation's history, can we unite around shared commitments to freedom, human dignity and truth?
Two of the past three presidents, including Donald Trump, have been elected by the Electoral College while losing the national popular vote. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
John D. Feerick May 08, 2020
The framers of the Constitution saw the Electoral College as a decision-making body, writes John D. Feerick of Fordham Law School. But the one-person, one-vote principle is better suited to modern democracy.
Bill McCormick, S.J. May 01, 2020
U.S. Catholics hoping for a party based on Catholic social teaching might look to the example of Christian democrats in Europe.