The Church and Politics

Churches and other tax exempt groups can say and do a lot more about elections than most of us think they can. Teaming up with legal experts, Priests for Life offers a seminar called, “The Church and Politics: Are We as Restricted as We Think?” This seminar booklet will give you guidance on what the IRS does and does not say, and on how Churches can register, educate, and mobilize voters. The seminar also features a talk by Fr. Frank Pavone on the theology of Church and state. This booklet can make a great tool to give your priest or group leader.

We also have a brochure called Ten Responses to Pro-Abortion Politicians.

You can order these and many other resorces at priestsforlife.org/store

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“The human person, unlike animals and things, cannot be subjected to domination by others” (John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, 19).

Reflection: If representatives of the Church abuse children, the State steps in. The Church likewise has a duty to intervene when state allows children to be killed by abortion. America is proud of its freedom of religion, and equally proud of its protection of human rights. The two can go together, as long as “separation of Church and state” never means that either one looks the other way when human rights is violated.

Prayer: Lord, may both Church and State be faithful in their duty to protect human rights. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“For here we have no lasting city, but we are seeking the one that is to come” (Hebrews 13:14).

Reflection: The Church has always held that the State does not contain the fullness of human hope or embrace the totality of human existence. The State rather, exists for the human person, not the other way around. That is why governments either have to protect human rights, or have to be reformed. Human law is always subject to Divine law: only the latter can claim our absolute obedience.

Prayer: Lord, as I strive for my heavenly home, I thank you for my earthly home; may I work to improve it. Amen.