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Catholic gains in US elections

November 04, 2010

Catholic voters, who favored President Barack Obama in the 2008 election, swung toward the Republican Party in this year’s Congressional elections. The results offered several hopeful developments for pro-life voters, notes analyst George Marlin. Perhaps most notably, in the new Congress, the Speaker of the House will not be a California Catholic who favors unrestricted legal abortion (Nancy Pelosi), but an Ohio Catholic who was feted by Americans United for Life this year with the Henry Hyde Defender of Life Award.


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  • Posted by: voxfem - Nov. 04, 2010 9:10 PM ET USA

    God be praised! Now let's pray for reason to prevail in public discourse.

  • Posted by: dover beachcomber - Nov. 04, 2010 6:32 PM ET USA

    As a California Catholic, I welcome the change!