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Faith in the 2012 Election Faith in the 2012 Election
Religion emerged as an important issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. The personal religious identity of President Barack Obama and the Republican candidate, Governor...

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Commentary on the Election Commentary on the Election
This collection gathers together key statements from politicians, campaign officials, journalists, and others as they analyze and react to the role of religion in the 2012...

Catholic Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs on Why Vice President Joe Biden Should Refrain from Taking Holy Communion

October 15, 2012
It’s clear to me that the Code of Canon Law, Canon 915, says that a Catholic politician who publicly espouses positions that are contrary, not just to any teachings of the Church, but to serious moral teachings, should not receive Holy Communion until they recant those positions publicly. [... Vice President Biden] should know, and I would do everything I could do to make sure that he knows, he ought not to be receiving Communion.

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