Washington D.C., Nov 21, 2012 / 00:27 am
Catholic political activist Deal Hudson says the results of the 2012 elections have caused him to reflect on the tensions between evangelism and politics and the need for Christians to show patience, good humor and God's love amid "political rancor."
"There is an inherent tension, almost a conflict, between what Christians must do in a political campaign and what Christians do in evangelization," he said Nov. 20 in an essay at Catholic Online.
Hudson is the president of the Pennsylvania Catholics Network and formerly led Catholic outreach at the Republican National Committee.
"In politics we focus on moral standards, standards of conduct and action; as evangelists we reach out to those whose failure to keep those standards have left them cut off from God and feeling alienated from the Church and its teachings," he said.