Bishop Manning's CathBlog: The Catholic vote?
|Bishop Emeritus of Parramatta, Most Rev Kevin Manning DD.|
In his latest CathBlog, Most Rev Kevin Manning DD, Bishop Emeritus of Parramatta, says an understanding of Catholic Social Teaching helps Catholics to make informed choices on the myriad of issues, including unemployment, euthanasia, homelessness, homosexual marriage and access to basic resources.
"The first principle is the dignity of the human person," Bishop Manning writes. "Catholics believe that every human person is created in the image of God. Skin colour, place of origin, intellect, family wealth – none of these matter because none confers greater dignity than the dignity with which we are born.
"This conviction allows us to scrutinise all policies and proposals from the fundamental perspective: do they recognise and promote the dignity of the human person?"
Read Bishop Manning's blog in full at CathBlog
Read Bishop Manning's previous CathBlogs:
'Church has role in the election' (5/08/10)
'Unions, workers and the church' (17/08/10)
'The challenges of old age' (27/08/10)
This presence is for 'real' (10/09/10)
Real Marriage (27/09/10)
Confessions by appointment (7/10/10)
'Aussie battler' Mary misses the point (15/10/10)
The Bible is our access to God (26/10/10)
Humbled Church still has moral authority (10/11/10)
The political fight for life (24/11/10)Go to CathNews
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