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Archbishop Gomez: Make religious commitment clear when addressing lawmakers

February 10, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: “As faithful citizens, we are here to call our nation to true justice, to respect the sanctity and dignity of every human life, to never close our hearts or turn our back on people in need,” Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles told the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering. “The Declaration of Independence says our human rights and freedom are found in God—not government. That’s crucial.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Feb. 12, 2021 2:48 PM ET USA

    Imagine that: a bishop who wants to bring God into "social" justice. Note that Archbishop Gomez used the proper adjective this time: "true" justice. This is the only legitimate adjective to precede the word "justice". For how many decades have some of the largest Catholic charities neglected to tell the whole truth when doling out products and services? The word "proselytism" struck the fear of God into those too timid to distinguish this now-discarded practice from true evangelization.