Gracious and loving God, let your Spirit be with me today. Hear my prayers, and increase in me the will to follow your Son Jesus. Help me to draw on the resources of my faith as I use the opportunities of our democracy to shape a society more respectful of
by Michelle Dushensky It’s that time of year again: election season. As citizens of this country, we are called to participate. As Catholics, our faith calls us to not just participate by casting a vote, but to do so in a manner that is consistent with the mission of Jesus.
by Bonny Van When it comes to politics, Catholic leaders are encouraging the faithful to “Civilize It!” The initiative, developed in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati four years ago, is now taking on a national audience, thanks to a plug by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Tony Stieritz,
This October the Church celebrates Respect Life Month on the brink of a presidential election that presents a difficult choice for conscientious Catholics. The Church does not endorse political candidates, nor does she suggest which candidate better exemplifies a commitment to life issues. But the Church does provide clear teaching,
Twentieth Century theologian John Courtney Murray, S.J., remains the most important interpreter of the American Catholic experience of citizenship and religious liberty. Featured on the cover of Time magazine in 1960, Father Murray was a chief architect of Vatican II’s Declaration on Religious Liberty. In his seminal book, We Hold
by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Apr 21, 2020 / 11:25 am MT (CNA).- Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, says he will serve in leadership positions in the 2020 campaign to reelect President Donald Trump. While the priest told CNA that concerns about his political and ecclesiastical
Introduction Our redemption has a social dimension because “God, in Christ, redeems not only the individual person, but also . . . social relations.” To believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in everyone means realizing that he seeks to penetrate every human situation and all social bonds. .
MEET THE CANDIDATES NIGHT at ELDER HIGH SCHOOL • Tuesday, October 30 • 7:00-8:30 P.M. (social 6:30-7:00 and 8:30-9:00) • Rev. Jerome A. Schaeper Center on Elder’s campus (parking available in lot facing Glenway Ave. – see map below) Twenty-six candidates have confirmed their attendance at tomorrow night’s event (see
Note: This letter appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Letter to the Editor on October 27, 2016 by Dan Andriacco Sr. Simone Campbell’s opinion piece in Monday’s Enquirer (“Follow Pope’s Example of ‘Meddling’ in Politics”) may sow confusion about the authentic Catholic teaching on responsible voting. She writes: “This election can’t
As the presidential nominees prepare for their third and final debate this Wednesday evening and just weeks away from Election Day, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz has released the following video statement. The video is a follow-up to his written statement of last week which invites Catholics to take time prior