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Abp Gomez on Voting

Archbishop Gomez wrote a column in his diocesan newspaper, the Tidings, that framed some key issues for Catholics to consider when voting.

The key takeaway for me was this:

As Catholics, we have been entrusted with the good news — that the human person is sacred and created in the image of God.

It is not easy to translate this beautiful reality into policy solutions or budget proposals. But our Catholic teaching calls us to work for a government and economy that promotes the dignity and rights of the human person. It calls us to work for a society where the good things of this earth — its resources and opportunities — are considered as gifts of God to be shared by everyone.

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These words come from a pastor's heart. They are spoken with a pastor's voice, Gomez is not shrill. He is not partisan. He is a bishop.

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