Voices

John Carr is the Washington correspondent for America and will offer regular analysis and commentary on key issues and events in the nation’s capital in a re-established Washington Front column.

Politics & Society Faith and Reason
John CarrSeptember 17, 2020
John Carr explains how, applying the principles of “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” he decided to vote for Biden and against Trump in the 2020 election.
Faith Faith and Reason
John CarrMarch 26, 2020
Catholic social teaching offers us principles for reflection, criteria for judgment, guidelines for action which can guide our individual, institutional and national choices.
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Faith Faith in Focus
John CarrSeptember 25, 2018
What I've learned from more than 50 years in service of the church.
Politics & Society Short Take
John CarrJuly 10, 2017
I hope and believe their answer is no. However, the health and budget proposals before Congress will do just that.
Politics & Society Washington Front
John CarrNovember 14, 2016
This is the most improbable election since an elderly Jesuit from Argentina was elected pope.
Politics & Society Washington Front
John CarrOctober 19, 2016
We need more faithful Catholics running for office and more outreach to Catholic voters.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
In All Things
John CarrSeptember 27, 2016
We did not hear much if anything about crucial questions for Catholic voters.
Healy Hall, Georgetown University. (photo by Gtownsfs, Creative Commons)
Washington Front
John CarrSeptember 26, 2016
In searching for leadership, I have found it not on the campaign trail but, ironically, one floor away from my office.
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Washington Front
John CarrAugust 25, 2016
There is nothing traditional about this election.
Washington Front
John CarrJune 29, 2016
These are difficult days for the consistent ethic of life in American politics.