The good news is that Catholics still live in a country where we can actively engage and influence our government through democratic processes. The bad news is that too many of us don’t know how to adopt the right disposition to effectively accomplish this task.
A quick tour of sacred Scripture provides six guidelines that should define and direct our participation in the public square:
1. Be prepared. St. Peter writes, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have” (1 Peter 3:15). In the original context, this is a specific reference to the trustworthiness of the Gospel. Yet, clearly, we are also called to think through our positions...READ MORE