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Religions 2016, 7(1), 6;

The Catholic Bishops and the Rise of Evangelical Catholics

Senior Correspondent, Religion Dispatches
Academic Editor: Timothy A. Byrnes
Received: 27 October 2015 / Revised: 13 December 2015 / Accepted: 22 December 2015 / Published: 6 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Catholic Bishops in US Politics)
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White Catholics are increasingly trending toward the Republican Party, both as voters and candidates. Many of these Republican-leaning Catholics are displaying a more outspoken, culture-war oriented form of Catholicism that has been dubbed Evangelical Catholicism. Through their forceful disciplining of pro-choice Catholics and treatment of abortion in their quadrennial voting guides, as well as their emphasis on “religious liberty”, the U.S. bishops have played a major role in the rise of these Evangelical Catholics. View Full-Text
Keywords: U.S. Catholic bishops; abortion; Republican; Democratic; voting U.S. Catholic bishops; abortion; Republican; Democratic; voting
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