Sunday, April 23, 2006

Vatican Responds to Democratic Party Threats

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: In a general interview on the subject, The Vatican's secretary of Relations with States clarified the Catholic Church's position on intervention into the politics of nation-states. Recently in the United States, Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean threatened the Catholic Church (and conservative Evangelical churches) with a revocation of their tax-exempt status if they continue to preach the tenets of the Christian faith on moral issues...

Church cannot stay out of public square when rights of mankind, religious freedoms are in question

Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, the Vatican’s secretary for Relations with States, granted an interview with the Indonesian newspaper ‘Kompas’ this week, in which he explained the Catholic Church’s unique role in public life throughout the world, arguing its essential nature as a voice for morality and the fundamental rights of mankind...

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