Viewpoint: Any politician who wants the support of the AFL-CIO must answer this question: Will you choose a world of scarcity or one of abundance?
Democrats have a chance to close the so-called "God gap" -- the dynamic that has seen regular worshippers picking Republican candidates far more than they do Democrats.
The March for a Clean Energy Revolution held Sunday in Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic National Convention touted far more than a nationwide swap in fuel sources. The demonstration also voiced a plea for an economy for life, more and better jobs, and health and well-being for people of all ages.
With Philadelphia temperatures in the high 90s, faith groups and farmworkers and more assembled for the march at City Hall, carrying hand-painted banners down Market Street and ending their demonstration a mile away at Independence Hall.
Hispanic Catholics, a rapidly growing segment in the church, favor Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as president by more than a 3-to-1 margin, according to the Pew Research Center.
Gallup poll shows Americans' confidence in all institutions has continued to bottom out; confidence in newspapers and organized religion is at record lows.
Kaine, a U.S. Senator and former governor of Virginia, was announced Friday night as presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's running mate.
Faith and Justice: The Republican Party platform emphasizes less government programs, less regulations and less taxes.
Distinctly Catholic: Gov. Chris Christie's speech, like most of the second night of the Republican National Convention, was an exercise in divisive, rhetorical hyperventilation.
Msgr. Kieran Harrington's invocation on the opening night of the Republican National Convention included a request that deliberations "might be earnest and fruitful."
Distinctly Catholic: The evident aim of the first night of the Republican National Convention was to scare the American people. It worked, but not how organizers may have intended.