Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Seculosity: How career, parenting, technology, food, politics, and romance became our new religion Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019

A growing number of Americans do not follow a religion. But chances are that the details of their lives — from their phones and their politics to their dinner plates and how they raise their kids — are still ruled by some sort of a religious impulse, says author David Zahl. Zahl is the founder Read more

Catholic bishops condemn abuse of state funds in PNG Comments 0

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
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The Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands has called on parliamentarians to do away with the allocation of state funds that they can use at their own discretion in their electorates. The Bishops say these state funds have only attracted greed and corruption and overshadowed the real role of an Read more

Get involved with politics, don’t just watch says pope Comments 0

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

We need to get involved with politics as we can’t improve our political landscape by observing and judging from afar, says Pope Francis. This should always be done in a spirit of charity and helpfulness, he added. “Try to act personally instead of just looking and criticising the work of others from the balcony. “If Read more

Faith, politics and elections Comments 0

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Keep religion out of politics. As a catch-cry it is nonsensical. Religions and faith have always been in the politics game and vice versa. The Sanhedrin, the body which oversaw the trial of Jesus, was political. And civic institutions which support and uphold democracy across our globe are founded on a Judaeo-Christian understanding of the Read more

The virtue of humility in politics Comments 0

Friday, September 30th, 2016

In a recent speech full of allusions to Bible verses and Christian hymns at the National Baptist Convention in Kansas City, Hillary Clinton focused on Christian humility. She acknowledged that “Humility is not something you hear much about in politics.” But, she said, it should be. Those who truly understand “the awesomeness of power and the Read more

Social justice priest faces suspension for running for office Comments 0

Friday, July 8th, 2016

An Indonesian bishop says he will suspend a priest who has decided to run for political office. Bishop Ludovicus Manullang of Sibolga in North Sumatra said he would suspend Fr Rantinus Manalu. The priest is to run for public office in local elections next year. Fr Manalu is known for his anti-corruption stance and support Read more

Scotland’s bishops urge Catholics to take active role in politics Comments 0

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Catholic bishops in Scotland urged the faithful to take a more active role in politics and not be “passive spectators.” The bishops advised Catholics to be more active in the upcoming elections for constituency Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) and regional MSP. “Catholics in Scotland should not simply be passive spectators but should be active Read more

Donald Trump rips Pope over Mexico border visit Comments 0

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has criticised Pope Francis for planning to visit the border between the US and Mexico this week. On a Fox Business Network show, last week, Mr Trump was asked what he made of Pope Francis being at the border, standing with migrants. “So I think that the Pope is a Read more

Is Pope Francis avoiding meeting powerful Milan cardinal? Comments 0

Friday, December 18th, 2015

The postponement of Pope Francis’s visit to Milan next year has sparked speculation that the Pontiff is avoiding meeting Cardinal Angelo Scola. The Vatican press office announced that the papal pastoral visits to Milan and other Italian dioceses next year were postponed. The reason cited is the demands on the Pope’s schedule during the jubilee Read more

Western democracy, Melanesian Way what’s the difference? Comments 0

Friday, December 4th, 2015

The Melanesian Way could aptly be summed up as a democracy says Phil Fitzpatrick. He points out that there are various definitions of democracy, “but the Oxford English Dictionary probably sums it up accurately saying it is ‘a system of government in which all the people of a state or polity… are involved in making Read more