11.3
Should Catholics Vote for Either Party?

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Capitol_Hill

Is Pope Francis a liberal or a conservative? On some issues Catholics are more “conservative” than most American politicians, on others they are more “liberal”. Our own Anna Keating writes for America about how difficult it is for Catholics to vote for either party. Read it here: Should Catholics Vote for Either Party?

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10.23
Memorial of St. John Capistrano

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San-Juan-Capistrano

“Capistrano, a Franciscan priest who lived from 1386-1456, seems an unlikely choice to follow in the footsteps of St. Francis. He began his adult life as a successful lawyer and politician.” Read more from our own Melissa Musick who recommends feeding the birds in St. John’s honor, after the jump:

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6.5
Misc: Pope Francis may be the best Politician in the World

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Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch

Christopher J. Hale writes about Pope Francis‘ diplomatic skills for Time, “To reduce June’s meeting to an act of mere symbolism fails to understand the role religion can and should play in addressing difficult political and ethnic issues. Throughout world history, religious prophets have creatively navigated tense situations to advance peace and justice.” Read it here: Pope Francis may be the best Politician in the World

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