Catholic Democrats is a not-for-profit national organization representing a Catholic voice within the Democratic Party, and a voice for the Democratic Party in the Catholic community. To the Democratic Party, we bring the rich tradition of Catholic Social Teaching and its potential to help solve the broad range of problems confronting all Americans. To the Catholic community, we present the Democratic way of working for justice and peace in the political world. As a national organization and through local supporters, we work with the media and other organizations in advocating the ideals of Catholic Social Teaching and the Democratic Party.
During the 2008 election campaign, Catholic Democrats sponsored a vigorous media campaign showing how voting for Barack Obama was consistent with Catholic Social Teaching. It launched CatholicsforObama.org and collected thousands of signatures on a petition supporting Barack Obama for president. Its state chapters worked with fellow Democrats to elect Obama and other Democratic candidates. In 2012, we similarly worked across the country to bring Catholic sensibilities to the debate between President Obama and his Republican opponents.
Now in 2014, we are bringing the animating spirit of Pope Francis to the public debate over how to best address the plight of the poor, and to dispel the animosity between political parties that continues to bedevil common sense solutions to the broad range of issues--including unintended pregnancy, the global warming crisis, and efforts to expand the availability of health insurance to all Americans.
Through the "Issues" section of its website, Catholic Democrats shows how the positions of the Democratic Party are consistent with Catholic Social Teaching.
We continue working with the Obama Administration to represent Catholic views on a whole range of issues, particularly to advance the inspiration of Catholic Social Justice.
We can be reached at:
PO Box 6262
Boston, MA 02114