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Monday, October 27, 2008

Faith & Voting

The last few posts have reminded us that as followers of Christ, our faith should have a serious influence on our political views and the way we vote. These are the seven key themes of Catholic social teaching from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops:

1. Life and dignity of the human person
2. Call to family, community, and participation
3. Rights and responsibilities - to one another, families, and society
4. Prioritizing the needs of the poor and vulnerable
5. The dignity of work and the rights of workers
6. Solidarity with all humanity, regardless of national, racial, ethnic, and ideological differences
7. Care of God's creation

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