Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Religion's Role in Politics


...there are certain “Catholic” voter guides that put an exclusive emphasis on issues like abortion and traditional marriage, as if there are no other aspects to Catholic Social Teaching. They all but direct the reader to vote Republican. On the other side, there are factions within the Church who put such an emphasis on social justice, as to ignore life issues. They give the impression that they the Church is “the Democratic party at prayer.” The Gospel is bigger than any political camp. It challenges everyone. We should never let a party or politician be our messiah or magisterium.

Interested in reading more?

Then read the entire article by Father Francis Belanger, OP. on the Dominican Province of St. Joseph's site.

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