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Don’t Lie: A shepherd on Catholic citizenship

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Don’t Lie: A shepherd on Catholic citizenship

"When church leaders refrain from helping political leaders see their moral responsibilities, their lack of action implies that religion has nothing to say to the public square,” Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver, writes in his new book; Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life. He’s one who is not refraining; his book has guidance for good Catholic citizenship and leadership. As Denver prepares to become the focus of American politics for a week during the Democratic convention, Archbishop Chaput took questions from National Review Online editor Kathryn Lopez.

Keywords: responsibility, morality, civil duty, social justice

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