- Aug 9, 2020
Rancor in politics, especially these days, may be the norm, but a nationwide effort is underway to remind people that civility in political discussions is a virtue.
The U.S. bishops’ quadrennial document that provides guidance to voters on Catholic social teaching during a presidential election year won’t change for 2020 but will be supplemented by a brief letter and four 90-second videos that reflect the teaching of Pope Francis.
In a vote on Thursday, the U.S. Bishops voted in favor of moving forward with new supplemental materials on ‘Faithful Citizenship’ that better apply the teaching of Pope Francis.
What can Catholics do faced with an impossible choice of platforms in this year’s elections? The Bishop of Brownsville, TX, whose diocese is one of the poorest and most bilingual, has a long experience with disillusioned voters — and has some advice.