Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington lists “falsehoods, lies, distortions, half-truths” among the sort of things Catholics should not be saying or spreading. He instead challenges Catholics to “speak the truth with love.”
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If there’s a single theme coming from the U.S. bishops in regard to this year’s election, it’s this: Catholicism isn’t political, but politics sure can touch on Catholicism.
It’s popular in some circles today to portray the Catholic Church as the opposite of reasonable.
“The poor you will always have with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them,” Jesus says in Mark’s Gospel. This would, at face value, seem like a fairly open-ended statement.
Being married in the church is important to Catholics. Delving into Catholic teaching itself, Scripture is filled with references to marriage, and the church presents it as a vocation and as one of the sacraments, a visible sign of God’s gift of grace.
Sometimes it’s just best to go to an expert.
Whether it’s a burst water pipe, an unresponsive computer or the challenges of international peace and stability, some problems just require special expertise.
In “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” the bishops hold up six areas of concern for voting Catholics to weigh while forming their consciences.
Numbers can be cold and impersonal. They lack the depth and nuance of words and ideas.
But numbers can also be uncompromising. They force us to confront realities that can be dizzying, unavoidable and downright unwelcome. Someone who’s seen the numbers no longer has plausible deniability.
“We don’t tell them who to vote for. We don’t want to tell them who to vote for!”
“Why is the Catholic Church getting involved in politics?”
With summer here, more Americans are turning their attention to politics, specifically, to the local, state and federal elections on Nov. 6.