Indonesian bishops’ official: priests should steer clear of politics
Catholic World News - October 25, 2011
An official of the Indonesian Bishops’ Conference is emphasizing that politics is the realm of the laity, not of the clergy.
“Lay people should not get bishops or priests into practical politics,” said Father Antonius Benny Susetyo, executive secretary of the bishops’ commission for ecumenical and interreligious affairs. “Getting them involved means that lay people have no self-confidence.”
“The hierarchy’s role is merely to guide in terms of morality,” he added.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($168,671 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!