In his encyclical “Laudato si’,” Pope Francis proposes integral ecology as a new framework for reunifying the Church’s mission of public engagement.
The Church’s concern for the common good was on display for all to see at Catholics at the Capitol on Feb. 19 as over 1,000 Minnesota Catholics came together with one voice to defend the dignity of the human person.
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.
We must counter infidelity with greater fidelity, and be credible witnesses of the Gospel, especially when others fail.
Our engagement in politics is a mission in which our holiness of life is far more potent than mere activity.
The church in the United States observes Religious Freedom Week from June 22-29.
Because of the vision we have of politics, we think that our experiences will be negative and draining. These misunderstandings often keep Catholics from making a difference in our communities.