Features > A year of living dangerously: Catholics and Donald Trump

18 January 2018 | by Michael Sean Winters

A year of living dangerously: Catholics and Donald Trump


The Catholic vote was split almost evenly in the 2016 presidential election; a majority of white Catholics backed Donald Trump and a majority of Latino Catholics supported Hillary Clinton.

More than any other issue, immigration has been dominant in Trump’s first year. This has been especially vexing for many in the Church, given the demographic reality that so many migrants to the US are Catholics, and Pope Francis’ repeated pleas to Catholics not to ignore the plight of migrants.


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