June 02, 2017

University President John Garvey published commentary in National Catholic Reporter on the Knights of Columbus.


I have observed a tendency in contemporary debates to import political categories into religious discussions, with confusing and sometimes unfortunate consequences. The church's beliefs do not align with the Democratic or the Republican parties' platforms. Observant Catholics will find themselves making common cause sometimes with people on the political right, sometimes on the left, and this is as it should be. Catholic Relief Services does its work of humanitarian assistance with help from organizations that disagree with the church on family and life issues. That kind of cooperation is a good thing, so long as we don't compromise our own principles. ...

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