Articles tagged: politics

Political Authority: 8 Teachings of the Catholic Church


SPL Staff • December 29th, 2011

PART THREE LIFE IN CHRIST SECTION ONE MAN'S VOCATION LIFE IN THE SPIRIT CHAPTER TWO THE HUMAN COMMUNITY ARTICLE 2 PARTICIPATION IN SOCIAL LIFE I. AUTHORITY Listers, the given section from the Catechism of the Catholic Church has been reproduced in its entirety. The emphasis, comments, and... Read More →

A Bit of Catholic Humor: 8 Pictures

Life & Leisure

SPL Staff • December 28th, 2011

Listers, simply enjoy. "A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken." Proverbs 15:13 * [![Jesus Bankers][img1thumb]][img1] * [![Jesus Job][img2thumb]][img2] * [![Democracy and Barb][img3thumb]][img3] * [![Nuns Guns][img4thumb]][img4] *... Read More →

7 Things Every Catholic Should Know about St. Ambrose


SPL Staff • December 7th, 2011

**Listers, St. Ambrose is a man of keen intellect and ecclesial effrontery. **Amongst the reasons for his adulations are a tome of wondrous theological treatises, his role in the conversion of the great St. Augustine, and his bravery in denying the Roman Emperor the Eucharist. The Church... Read More →

The Vatican on Democratic Societies: 10 Statements [Part II]

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • November 14th, 2011

Listers, we continue our discussion into the CDF's doctrinal note regarding Catholic political thought and actions within a democratic context. The Vatican on Democratic Societies - Part I 1. The Danger of Conflating the Religious & the Civil «Extremely sensitive situations arise when a... Read More →

The Vatican On Democratic Societies: 10 Statements

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • November 11th, 2011

Listers, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Cardinal Ratzinger (2002) - now Pope Benedict XVI - released a doctrinal note responding to "some questions regarding the participation of Catholics in political life." If you are not familiar, it is common for bishops to write to the... Read More →

The 7 Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • November 8th, 2011

Listers, paragraphs 40-62 of the USCCB's document on Faithful Citizenship address the supporting role of Catholic Social Teaching in Catholic political action. Catholic Social Teaching grants Catholics a philosophical and moral platform, upon which they may have well-ordered political... Read More →

15 Questions: Official US Catholic Guide to Voting

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • November 6th, 2011

Listers, the USCCB has released Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholics Bishops of the United States.1 Before we begin, there are a few points of note. The first being the principle questions have either been reworded or added in order... Read More →
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