Monday, May 16, 2016

Pope Francis and our faith-driven responsibility for the common good

Values and Voting

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Pope Francis and our faith-driven responsibility for the common good
Political choices. Residents of Valley City, Ohio, vote in their primary election on March 15.
In January, I attended an international gathering of Catholic bishops in Lisbon, Portugal. I was the only American. The majority came from Africa and Latin America. Upon learning that I was from Iowa, which conducts the first caucuses, the bishops stressed how important U.S. elections are, how they establish a worldwide direction for pursuing peace, grappling with widespread hunger and poverty and the huge migrations of peoples, especially those fleeing Iraq and Syria.

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