Tag: Politics

A time for choosing in politics

A time for choosing in politics

| Jason Adkins | April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

In his homily during the “Extraordinary Moment of Prayer” March 27, Pope Francis addressed the Lord Jesus this way: “You are calling on us to seize this time of trial as a time of choosing

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Videos are new component to bishops’ ‘Faithful Citizenship’ guide

Videos are new component to bishops’ ‘Faithful Citizenship’ guide

| Dennis Sadowski | February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

A series of long-planned videos that supplement the U.S. bishops’ quadrennial “Faithful Citizenship” document that provides guidance to voters during a presidential election year have been finalized for viewing.

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Ahead of 2020 election, campaign stresses why civility important

Ahead of 2020 election, campaign stresses why civility important

| Dennis Sadowski | November 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rancor in politics, especially these days, may be the norm, but a nationwide effort is underway to remind people that civility in political discussions is a virtue.

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In politics, we can all be like ‘The Lord of the Rings’’ Frodo Baggins

In politics, we can all be like ‘The Lord of the Rings’’ Frodo Baggins

| Jason Adkins | September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The “Lord of the Rings” trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien is a beautiful work showing the important role even the smallest and seemingly most insignificant people have in the drama of history. In the trilogy, it is Frodo Baggins, the little hobbit, who embarks on a perilous adventure to destroy the ring of power at Mount Doom and save Middle Earth from the power of the evil Sauron.

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Pope in Mozambique talks peace, politics and young people’s dreams

Pope in Mozambique talks peace, politics and young people’s dreams

| Cindy Wooden | September 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

With a courtesy and solemnity seldom seen at a gathering of opposing political leaders, Mozambican politicians came together a month before their general election to welcome Pope Francis and pledge to work for peace and the common good.

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The evil within

The evil within

| Jason Adkins | December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

In politics today, people have fallen into the habit of condemning the evil in other persons, groups, structures or oppressor classes, while they themselves embrace the role of victim.

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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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