Catholic Political Involvement in the 21st Century

Using the USCCB's 'Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship', Pope Benedict's encyclical 'Deus Caritas Est' and Archbhishop Charles Chaput's book 'Render Unto Caesar' we will discuss ways we can more fully bring the message of Christian Love to American politics to overcome the divisive political climate we find ourselves in.  The 1st half of the session will give an overview of the guidance from the Church.  The 2nd half will be a working session where as a group we brainstorm ideas on how we can put the high ideals of that guidance into action in the often messy and pragmatic compromises of our political system.  This is the 2nd of two linked presentations.  The 1st is titled 'The History of Catholic Political Involvement'.  Please consider attending both. 


Ken Crawford

Ken Crawford is a convert to the Catholic faith from Atheism 18 years ago.  He is currently a Deacon candidate, hoping to be ordained in June of 2018.  His family has a long history of political involvement, including his mother, who have held elected office in the 80's and 90's.  He believes that a Catholic can in good conscience be politically involved and still take Catholic teaching seriously.