Politics and the Catholic Church

October 16, 2014 — Leave a comment

Politics and the Catholic Church

What is one reason why I love being a Jesuit? Well, put simply, the Society of Jesus promotes dialogue within the Catholic Church, between religious denominations, and among people of all sorts. As a wonderful example of this principle of conversation, America Magazine, the Jesuit publication in the United States, has decided to run articles written by two Catholic men who promote very different ideas about how Catholic social teaching relates to politics: Paul Ryan (Republican) and Joe Kennedy III (Democrat). Rather than expound upon the political doctrines of these two politicians myself, I encourage you to read the pieces on your own in order to grasp the complexity of the issue, even among confessional Catholics. Here are links to the two articles:

http://americamagazine.org/issue/dignity-all

http://americamagazine.org/issue/preferential-options

Enjoy!

Best wishes,
David JW Inczauskis, nSJ

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