[…] You asked me to briefly speak on the connection between the work of promoting human dignity and justice for all and our baptismal call to holiness. Too often we begin such discussions about how we are to live our baptismal call by citing things that we are doing or should do, especially for the least in our midst. What I find unique in the teaching of Pope Francis is that he inverts the discussion. […] As for the Church’s relationship to politics, in a recent article in Civiltà Cattolica, Fr. Antonio Spadaro, SJ, warns Church leaders about the dangers of allying themselves with a political faction as if we can neatly divide the world “between good and evil, between wrong and right.” […]

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