Tag: Politics

Panel on faith, faithful in politics ‘needed in polarized world’

Panel on faith, faithful in politics ‘needed in polarized world’

| Mark Zimmermann | April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The place of faith and the faithful in U.S. politics is often misunderstood and neglected” and that role is changing and challenging both political parties and religious communities, said John Carr, founder and director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, which co-sponsored the panel discussion.

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Newtown and gun violence: One place where the political became personal

Newtown and gun violence: One place where the political became personal

| Mark Pattison | December 5, 2017 | 21 Comments

The numbers are inescapable: Dec. 14, 26 dead, five years.

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New study examines political shifts of Christians, other believers

New study examines political shifts of Christians, other believers

| Mark Pattison | September 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

If “demography is destiny,” as was claimed in the 2016 presidential election, the United States could be facing some highly interesting political times ahead.

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Love Jesus, not politics

Love Jesus, not politics

| Rachel Herbeck | June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

In my work as the policy and outreach coordinator for the Minnesota Catholic Conference, I meet many Catholics who have a deep aversion to politics. In their experience, politics are so steeped in special interests and dominated by power games that they don’t see why a Catholic should wade into such an imperfect arena.

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Bishop Conley: ‘Your state needs your faith and your witness’

Bishop Conley: ‘Your state needs your faith and your witness’

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Our faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ is teeming with political implications, and we cannot live our faith in Jesus Christ as a private affair. We cannot be afraid to challenge our democracy with the truths of the Gospel. In fact, our democracy depends on that challenge,” said Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska.

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‘Catholics at the Capitol’ aims to inspire public policy participation

‘Catholics at the Capitol’ aims to inspire public policy participation

| January 9, 2017 | 8 Comments

“Most Catholics don’t know who their state legislators are, so what we’re really trying to do here is not just to go and tell legislators what the Church thinks about an issue, but really help Catholics — on whatever issue they’re concerned about — be better public servants and faithful citizens,” Adkins said.

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In election, UST junior stood up for values against tough odds

In election, UST junior stood up for values against tough odds

| Bridget Ryder | November 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

He lost by a landslide, but Riley Horan wouldn’t change a thing about his campaign for a seat in the Minnesota State Legislature. For Horan, engaging intensely and personally in politics was a way of standing up for the values his Catholic faith has given him, especially against staggering odds. Plus, at age 21, Horan still has a lot of time to make a comeback. With a win, he would have been the second youngest legislator in Minnesota’s history.

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A healing balm for a wounded nation

A healing balm for a wounded nation

| Jason Adkins | November 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

Much can and has been said about the most recent election, and much more will be said for years to come. What is undoubtedly true is that the election cycle exacerbated two powerful dynamics in American public life: the constant thirst for change as a reaction to a political system that does not seem to work for average Americans, and deepening vitriolic divisions between people.

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Some consolation: Jesus, not a politician, is lord and king

Some consolation: Jesus, not a politician, is lord and king

| Deacon Chad VanHoose | November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every other November in the United States, we can count on contentious political elections as we hear doomsday readings at Sunday Mass. Coincidence?

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Q&A: Bishop Cozzens on tuition tax credits, mercy and the common good

Q&A: Bishop Cozzens on tuition tax credits, mercy and the common good

| March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Pope Francis says, a good Catholic meddles in politics. We’re called to be good citizens not just of the next life as Catholics, but good citizens of this life. We’re called to try to bring about what’s going to serve the good of the person, the dignity of the person.

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Bringing Christ to the caucus

Bringing Christ to the caucus

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | February 17, 2016 | 2 Comments

Venturing into the political realm today can be an unappealing prospect. Sometimes it seems that American politics appeals to our base fears and prejudices, while advancing only the special interests of a powerful few.

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