Catholic Politicians


In 2004, it was hard for Catholics to read a newspaper or turn on the television without hearing debates about their political responsibilities. As the election approached, many Catholics were inundated with voter guides that argued no Catholic in good conscience could vote for a candidate whose positions were at odds with “nonnegotiable” Catholic teaching. Whether this argument convinced many Catholic voters is debatable, but the...

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About the Author

J. Peter Nixon has worked in the health-care industry for more than twenty years and is currently the director of metrics and analytics in the Office of Labor Management Partnership at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California. He blogs at dotCommonweal.