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Catholic Social Doctrine: What Does the Church Teach About Democracy and Values Comments

Like all other forms of government, democracy is but a form of government.  It is a means, and not an end in itself.  Like all human government, democracy has been de-divinized by Christ.  Democracy has no more claim to worship than did Caesar. Continue Reading

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  1. Dave G
    2 years ago

    We have given you "a Republic, if you can keep it..."

    Very well written article, save for the fact that it implies the United states is a Democratic State, when in truth it is a Republic, based upon democratic principles. Too much to throw into this mix? Hmm...

    A viable democracy needs not only an educated and moral-compassed voting public, it also requires a truly free and responsible press or media, which we appear to have lost over the years, especially over the past ten. Agenda driven reporting and news manipulation have created a misinformed class in our country, fed by an educational system which insists on eating its own for sustenance.

    Nazism, Radical Islam and numerous other evil forms of government have been voted into power over the past 100 years. The latest is likely Putin: we shall see. Our current executive was put into office with a magical, sweet combination of ignorance, self gratification and poisoned information. What true fruit will it bare? Again, we shall see - especially if voters continue to view the liberal agenda as the truth, and all else as subterfuge.

    Democracy is only one of the pillars of our society. Sadly, Natural Law - another pivotal pillar, is now mocked , as well as even the idea of a moral compass. I pray for our country, and find myself at a loss as how to make a positive impact with those lost in the current tide of freedom, which is washing away the values which have held us in place for the past 238 years.

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