Post-election polling shows that 51 percent of U.S. Roman Catholics voted for Barack Obama in 2012, while about ninety percent of faculty and administrators from the nation’s top Catholic universities contributed to his 2012 presidential campaign.
“The pope and Cardinal Dolan know there is a serious problem … “—Bill Donohue, Catholic League president
The strong support for Obama from the country’s largest religious group and Catholic universities came even though the administration’s health care mandate forces Catholic hospitals and colleges to carry insurance that provides sterilizations, contraceptives, and abortifacients, which are explicitly forbidden under Catholic doctrine.
“[I]t is precisely at that time that the Beast will crawl up to us in full submission, and lick the soles of our feet, and sprinkle them with tears of blood and we shall sit upon the scarlet-colored Beast, and lifting up high the golden cup ‘full of abomination and filthiness,’ shall show written upon it the word ‘Mystery’!”—Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Grand Inquisitor
For more on these stories, see “Despite ‘war on Catholics,’ faculty and staff at Catholic universities gave overwhelmingly to Obama” and “Most Catholics vote for Obama, but Latinos and whites divided.”