.- The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders has published its first two âposition papersâ in its newsletters to further its mission to serve the Latino communities and the common good of the United States.
The first document, written by Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput, lists ten points Catholics should remember about faith in public life. Explaining the non-partisan nature of the Church, he counsels readers to be faithful and well-formed about Catholic teaching and to remember their faithâs public consequences.
âThe Catholic faith is always personal, but never private,â he explains.
CALLâs second document, written by Archbishop of San Antonio JosÃ© H. Gomez, discusses Catholic teaching on the death penalty. Noting that Catholic teaching does not entirely exclude the death penalty, he says the practice cannot be treated as the moral equivalent of abortion or euthanasia.
However, the archbishop insists the death penalty must be avoided to establish a true âculture of life.âhttp://www.call-usa.org/