Oct 212016
U.S. Bishops Offer Guidance on 2016 Election

The U.S. Catholic Bishops have issued guidance for the reflection of Catholic citizens as the nation prepares for the 2016 election. The guidance – Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship – stresses the fundamental obligation of government to protect the sanctity and dignity of all human life: “At the center of these truths is respect for […]

 October 21, 2016  Posted by at 9:26 am Democracy, politics No Responses »
Jun 102016
Latest MCC Messenger Reflects on 2016 Election

The most recent Missouri Catholic Conference Messenger discusses the divisive nature of the 2016 election cycle. Drawing on Catholic social teaching, insights from James Madison, John Adams and Abraham Lincoln, the latest Messenger examines how democracy should operate if it is to be just and promote the common good. Read “Bridging the Political Gap” by […]

 June 10, 2016  Posted by at 1:26 pm Democracy, News, politics No Responses »
Mar 212016
Authentic Democracy Is More Than Majority Rule

Elections are a vital part of any democracy, but majority rule alone does not guarantee a truly democratic society. The rule of law is fundamental to democracy and this includes respect for minority opinions as well as a rejection of violence as a means to obtain political power.  An authentic democracy must be animated by […]

 March 21, 2016  Posted by at 2:48 pm Democracy No Responses »