Summary: In chapter 1 of Moral Politics talks about that politics is about your own world view. The political division between republican and democrat is based on morality. Morality is based on the type of family backgrounds you have or family model you have such as strict father and nurturing father. And these models explain what “common sense” you have in mind, which you may not even aware of. Chapter two talks about the personal worldview problem for american politics, it will bring the questions that either you're more conservative or liberal. Both sides have their own views. It talks about why do conservatives think that morality should be their agenda. Liberals also have a paradoxical position even they also hold a moral position on
The Responsibility of a Catholic Citizen in a Free Society Before we start to talk about our responsibilities we should be grateful that we are able to practice our own faith and we can stand up for our religion and speak up about it. We are here to be an example for the rest of the people out there who do not know any better and are falling in there lives. It is our responsibility to help them. We also have responsibilities of our own - respecting authority of both the church and government, evangelizing or spreading the word, donating time and money to church and those in need, tolerance and many more.
Compare and Contrast Utilitarianism with Christian Ethics The ethical teachings and values of utilitarianism and Christian ethics are similar in some aspects, yet however are diverse in others. Utilitarianism is a generally teleological ethical system, where the outcome is said to justify the act. The act is considered ‘good’ if it brings about the greatest good for the greatest number. Christian Ethics, however, can be quite different. Many aspects of its ethics are deontological, for example, the Decalogue and Natural Law. There are other differences and indeed some similarities which will be considered throughout this essay.
A central idea to Jesuit education is learning how to be men and women for others. Being men and women for others means caring for those in need and standing with the poor and marginalized. Social justice and mercy are key aspects of being men and women for others. Social justice goes beyond charity and making sacrifices. It involves finding the root of problems and fixing them. Mercy starts as a feeling, then internalization of anguish within someone should lead him or her to take action against the problem. Jesus and other key figures of the past can stand as examples of how to be men and women for others.
One situation that has greatly impacted the country the past few months is the presidential election and other politics. Jesus would be against some of the political views, such as rejecting immigrants. In the past, Jesus preached that we are all equal and we must help those who are in need. He would encourage the welcoming of refugees. He’d take a stand for people to show mercy, and do the right thing.
‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, Because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To let the oppressed go free, To proclaim the year of the Lord's favour.’ (Luke 4: 18 - 19) As a result, the work for social justice is an integral mission of the Church. Catholics are inspired and sustained through work for a just society.
DQ 2 What is the role of a religious ethic in public policy today? Should a religious ethic and/or theistic
Catholic Social Teaching is a group of key teachings which are designed to reflect the church`s social goal.
John Paul II, he touches on this point, “In a special way, believers in Christ must defend and promote this right, aware as they are of the wonderful truth recalled by the Second Vatican Council: ‘By his incarnation the Son of God has united himself in some fashion with every human being’ This saving event reveals to humanity not only the boundless love of God who ‘so loved the world that he gave his only Son’ (Jn 3:16), but also the incomparable value of every human person” (Evangelium Vitae).
Summary of Major Ideas In the article The Role of Pastors and Christians in Civil Government David Barton persuasively advocates the need for Christians to be involved in politics. As Americans, voting is a civic responsibility. For the Christian, it is a God-given command to voting stewardship. Christians who do not vote often give the excuse that they do not approve of any of the candidates that are running for office. Just because we do not agree with the choices that are listed on the ballot under the different offices, does not mean we should not vote. Voting is a responsibility and a privilege that we should not take for granted. When we as Christians do not vote, then we should not be surprised when leaders are elected that do not reflect our beliefs on the issues. If Christians want to witness a change in our country’s government and its leaders, they need to vote.
With regard to the Christian Democrat experience in twentieth century Continental Europe, integration of Christian Democrats into the political system lead to their moderation. The emergence of a Catholic political identity as an essential part of the moderate democratic center was neither automatic nor usual. Rather, it was an outcome contingent on conflicts between a variety of actors where democratization and mass politics was coming to maturation. Initially, the Church was hesitant about responding to sponsor Catholic political parties because the existence of separate parties would undermine the unchallenged state of the Church. However, under the influence of conservatism and modern democratic ideas, Catholic activists and the success
In his essay, “The Pope Has Put Undue Political Spin on a Spiritual Message,” Michael Dougherty discussed how Pope Francis has crossed a line from spirituality to politics which violates the entire idea of the separation of religion and church. He began his essay discussing prior popes and their say on the topic of how the economy relates to the well being of the people. He discusses the "spiritual message" that being that, "there are no indisputable truths to guide our lives, and hence human freedom is limitless." Dougherty uses these example from credible sources in order to build an almost spiritual and positive tone; it causes the reader to agree on the subject. But, the next three paragraphs consist of a more negative and objective tone
2. What is the key question/problem/issue the author is addressing? The key question the author is addressing is What is truly our role as christians in society and what outlook should we have when dealing with politics?. Do we put our loyalties into
According to Massaro, “A just social order is one that ensures that all people have fair and equitable opportunities to live decent lives free of inordinate burdens and deprivations.” In America, everyone is not given the same opportunities. Personal circumstances dictate a person’s chances of being successful in his or her own life. For example, a person from a wealthy family and a person from a poor family do not have the same opportunities and chances of becoming successful. This is an example of why Christians are called to restore right relationship and lead a social justice movement in the world. Christians are called to help the less fortunate person and help give him or her equitable opportunities of being
Part A: In New Zealand has a lot of Catholic social organisation. In this assessment I choose Caritas as a Catholic social organisation.