Mexican bishops urge laity to participate in politics

.- The Committee on the Laity of the Bishops’ Conference of Mexico is calling on the faithful not to abstain from voting and to get involved in politics as the coming presidential elections draw near. In a statement the Committee noted that politics is the search for the common good and “nothing at all justifies the absence and skepticism of Christians with regards to the public square.”  Catholics, the bishops wrote, will contribute to strengthening democracy and overcoming disillusionment. 

The bishops went on to underscore that Catholics have the right and the duty to act in accord with their principles and convictions, drawing upon the richness of the Christian vision of humanism.  It’s not a question of imposing one’s religious beliefs, they added, but rather of giving arguments based on the faith that bring light to temporal realities.

The message calls on the laity not “to become entrapped in the emotion and confrontation of those who seek power in spite of the common good, justice and peace of the country.”

The bishops warned that democratic participation is not restricted to the voting booth, but rather implies daily involvement in the life of the country.  “The electing of leaders is a democratic act that requires the conscious participation of the laity,” they noted.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

A Look at India from Rome
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods

Liturgical Calendar

July 31, 2014

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:47-53


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Jer 18: 1-6
Gospel:: Mt 13: 47-53

Saint of the Day

St. Ignatius of Loyola »


Homily of the Day

Mt 13:47-53


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: