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Politics and Theology

First appeared on 03/21/2014. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

Man is a political animal, and it is very hard for him to keep his politics out of his religion. A typically unfortunate example of this is the current struggle in Crimea. Consider these two recent news stories:

In addition to such flagrant marriages of politics and religion, I often wonder about the reluctance of bishops living under the soft-totalitarianisms of the West to give up the status of political “players”.

Here is a recent example from Europe: European bishops’ body urges voters to support European Union. Where does good citizenship end and sycophancy begin?... [more content for subscribers]

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