Last week Bishop of Phoenix Thomas J. Olmsted, introduced a revised second edition of his nationally distributed booklet titled, "Catholics in the Public Square." In this edition, the prelate explains how Catholic should seek to influence the nation and the political process, in light of their faith.
Originally written in 2006, the new edition, published by Basilica Press, is part of the Shepherd's Voice series. Although the publication is being released nationally, over 100,000 copies will be distributed locally to Catholic parishes throughout the Diocese, including 7,500 copies in Spanish.
The booklet discusses today's secular world, how Catholic's can contribute to politics and the "non-negotiables" --issues for Catholics involved in politics.
This edition also includes questions relating to the responsibilities of Catholic institutions and business people, immigration concerns, and other matters.