Thursday, August 23, 2012

We Are Not American Catholics. We Are Catholic Americans.


By Father Augustine Hoa T. Tran

Our patriotism is tempered by our faith, and our political decisions are determined by consciences informed by faith.

Now, there are many people in this country who believe that the pulpit is no place to talk about politics, but, thanks be to God, we are Catholics, and that is not a Catholic mentality. Our Catechism teaches us, “submission to authority and co-responsibility for the common good make it morally obligatory to pay taxes, to exercise the right to vote, and to defend one’s country” (CCC 2240).

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