“We did a lot for the Catholic vote,” the former president said on a call announcing the launch of a new national faith advisory board. “So we’ll have to talk to them. We’re gonna have to meet with the Catholics.”
Researchers highlighted the importance of faith-based overtures when it came to getting religious people vaccinated, particularly within communities of color.
Bishop denounces ‘Doctrine of Discovery,’ used to justify abuse of Indigenous peoples, and suggests Pope Francis do the same
The Catholic bishop of Syracuse, New York, is speaking out against the Doctrine of Discovery and revealing plans to ask Pope Francis to repudiate theological teachings used for centuries to justify the subjugation of Indigenous peoples.
The statement was announced minutes after clerics voted to draft a document on Communion following debate that discussed whether or not to deny the Eucharist to Catholic politicians who back abortion rights.
There is hope for public health officials angling to push people toward vaccine acceptance through faith-based campaigns and messages.
Archbishop John Wester, Bishop John Stowe and other Catholic leaders declared, “We, Bishops, religious and lay leaders of the Roman Catholic Church join with the Human Rights Campaign in calling for an end to the epidemic of violence against transgender individuals.”
The archdiocese insists the decision is informed by guidance from the Vatican and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, although those institutions have not yet issued statements discouraging use of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The Rev. Patrick J. Conroy, a lawyer and Jesuit priest, stepped down as chaplain to the House of Representatives at the beginning of this year, ending nearly ten years of service to the People’s House.
The show is not just about edge-of-your-seat action, but is also an indictment of faith-fueled conflict and a celebration of religious pluralism.
Joe Biden will likely bring a more formal and interfaith approach to religious engagement, closer to the model forged by Bush and Obama. Here are a number of faith leaders Biden will likely end up consulting.