Skip to comments.Rick Santorum and the Kingship of Christ, (Part One)
Posted on 03/06/2012 7:45:49 AM PST by marshmallow
Lets have Christ our President
Let us have him for our King
Cast your vote for the Carpenter
That you call the Nazarene
The only way we can ever beat
These crooked politician men
Is to run the money changers out of the temple
Put the Carpenter in.
In his Ricks Degrees of Separation, Stephen Klugewicz draws our attention to the latest attempt of an American politician to speak on matters of Church and State. His article rightly demonstrates the shallowness of the media in their manner of reporting Senator Santorums recent remarks on Kennedys address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association during the latters 1960 bid for the presidency. Yet Klugewicz, I would suggest, obscures the Catholic Churchs actual teaching with respect to church and state. But in so doing, he reveals one of the gravest challenges Catholics in the modern world face: how to act as responsible Christians in a pluralistic democracy.
Again, Klugewicz gives us some fine insights, especially his revelation of the difficulties Catholics will face in their attempt to find a political rhetoric effective in American society, while remaining true to their Catholic traditions and teaching. This is particularly evident in an age of rapid social communication. Still, his argument is hampered by an insufficient grounding in history and Catholic social thought. The essence of the problem can be seen in the following remark: Santorum must also remember that the separation of church and state is a good thing for the Catholic Church, and for people of faith in general. The concept has an honorable history within the Church. Here, Klugewicz is simply wrong.
The relationship between the Catholic Church and the various political powers of the last two millennia is............
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Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear...
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