Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 24, 2012 / 16:38 pm
Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has called on Catholics to achieve a "unity of life" and let their faith form their political decisions as they prepare to vote this November.
"We have important obligations as citizens. But we have to carry out those obligations always in light of our duty to God," the archbishop wrote in his Sept. 21 column for The Tidings.
The column is the first in a series he will write on the principles that should guide Catholics in thinking about this year's elections.
Archbishop Gomez observed that Catholics have a dual temptation with regards to faith and politics. They can either separate their beliefs from how they vote, or they can use their religion to justify their political projects.