The Insights eNewsletter
Catholic Political Principles
First appeared on 08/07/2012. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.
The Bishops of Kansas have started a series of reflections leading up to the American presidential election. These provide guidance for the application of Catholic principles to society and politics. Issued so far are:
- General Principles for Catholic Voters
- Religious Freedom, Conscience and the Sanctity of Human Life
- Marriage, Family and the Election
Finally, while we are on the subject of American politics, I have observed again during the Olympics the continuing tendency since 9/11 for athletes to honor our troops. Whatever the wisdom of American military involvement in various places, there is a Catholic website concerned about helping us provide for the spiritual needs of our soldiers: Mission Capodanno.
Popular saints both old and new are coming up this week. The thirteenth century preacher and founder, St. Dominic, has his feast tomorrow, and the 20th century Jewish convert, philosopher and martyr, Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), is celebrated on Thursday.... [more content for subscribers]