2007 document's new introductory note calls Catholics 'to form their consciences in the light of their Catholic faith and to bring our moral principles to the debate and decisions about candidates and issues.'
Revelation presents the Church’s own story of its pilgrimage through history, a narrative once ingrained in Western culture, from the arts and literature to social tradition and medical ethics. But as many drift away from the stories of Abraham and Sarah, of the Incarnation and Lazarus, a revisionist narrative has been imposed, generating a false tale of the Church’s history in the world and tainting the faithful’s own view of Catholic tradition and doctrine. From the Sept. 25 issue.
The devastation included more than 4.5 million people without power, at least 25 dead, many downed trees and severe flooding in parts of North Carolina, New York, New Jersey and Vermont. Many people turned out for Sunday Mass, in spite of dispensations.
Ruling: State has the right to stop contracting with the agencies on foster care and adoption placement. New civil-unions law sparked the lawsuit from Catholic Charities, which wanted to retain the right to accept state contracts while placing children with families according to Catholic tenets.