Chad Pecknold , associate professor, theology, was quoted in an article posted in the Boston Globe regarding the role that bishops should play in a national election. See below.
From: The Boston Globe Date: October 26, 2016 Author: Lisa Wangsness
...Catholic theology also understands the clergy's proper role in elections as an indirect influencer, said Chad C. Pecknold, a theologian at The Catholic University of America. Bishops and priests are teachers of conscience. They don't tell people who to vote for, but rather how to use their God-given free will and well-formed conscience for the common good...
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