Archived MCC Messenger Recalls Importance of Faithful Citizenship, Unity

Messenger 2016

In this 2016 edition of MCC Messenger, we recall the importance of remembering our role as faithful Catholics in our American Democracy. Former MCC Executive Director Mike Hoey authored this edition, calling for Catholics to step up in this arena.

"For the good of our country, we need citizens with political virtue. This involves stepping outside our comfort zones and participating in public affairs. Thomas Jefferson loved his home at Monticello and frequently lamented that he could not spend more time pursuing his scientific and artistic interests - landscaping, architecture and writing. But he served in the Virginia House of Burgess, wrote the Declaration of Independence and was President of the United States for two terms.

Most people cannot devote that much time to public concerns, but we can probably do more than we are presently doing. If more of us will recall the patriotism of people like Madison, Jefferson, Adams and Lincoln who loved their country and sought the common good of all citizens, then America can see better days ahead. Let's hope so. We need more patriots. There are a lot of bridges that need to be built."

As we reflect on the violence that happened this week in Washington, we encourage you to read this Messenger and look for ways you can foster your role as a faithful Catholic citizen, striving to work toward unity and the common good.

January 11, 2021 - 4:09pm

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