18 November 2020, The Tablet

A woman’s right to choose



Heart and Soul: Catholic Women and the US elections
BBC world service

Much, naturally, has been made of the incoming American president’s Catholicism, by Catholics and non-Catholics alike, and Twitter has been abuzz with news of the phone call he exchanged with Pope Francis. If Biden is only the second Catholic tenant of the White House, then it is exactly 60 years since the election of the first, and only 30 or so before then that the devout Catholic Democrat hopeful, Al Smith, was blown out of the water by Protestant bigotry.

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