In politics, we may have temporary opponents, but we must never mistake them for permanent enemies.
St. Oscar Romero and Dorothy Day were leaders who Catholics can look to modeled faithful citizenship.
Our engagement in politics is a mission in which our holiness of life is far more potent than mere activity.
Even when the media or individuals adopt misleading terminology, we are not powerless. We can recapture the terms and employ them effectively.
In the coming weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court may loosen federal restrictions on sports gambling. As a result, many states have proactively drafted bills that would create regulated sports gambling industries at the state level — Minnesota included.
Are we promoting a culture of life? Are we offering a credible witness to our faith as people of peace?
The church reminds us pornography is not simply a private matter that impacts only the viewer. Pornography harms others, too.
As Minnesotans will be voting on governor, the state House of Representatives, and two U.S. Senate seats, we need to help establish party platforms that promote and defend human dignity.
As Catholics, we lose a lot of battles in the public arena. Sometimes giving up and opting out appears to be the best option, but it is not.