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.
Making a Difference: Neither of America's two major political parties reflect a genuine, total commitment to God. We need a people's platform.
Part 2 of 2: E.J. Dionne, columnist for The Washington Post, also discusses the working class, and bishop opposition to the Affordable Care Act.
NCR Today: Here are five faith facts about Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump's running mate, and how his unusual faith mix has shaped him as a politician.