U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, a practicing Catholic who has never lost an election, has received criticism from Catholics for his stances on abortion and the death penalty.
NCR Today: I recently returned from almost three weeks in Paris and Amsterdam and had a chance to reflect on American politics from Europe and to also observe European conditions.
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.