Vow of Silence?
Church leaders could use theological teaching on conscience and an understanding of the Church as the “people of God,” he argued, as frameworks for reflection.
“The document should pair its appropriate reluctance to tell the Catholic laity how to vote with an outspoken, prophetic advocacy for the right to vote,” DeCosse said. “There is no justification whatsoever for the voter suppression tactics now being practiced throughout the United States.”
David DeCosse, director of religious and catholic ethics and campus ethics programs at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, quoted in Commonweal.
Apr 23, 2021
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