Thursday, March 04, 2010

Choosing the Common Good

I'll be interested to study the document Choosing the Common Good properly over the next day or two. It is the Catholic Church's position on social and moral teaching in readiness for the general election and the visit, later this year, of Pope Benedict XVI to England.

The following quote from the Most Rev Peter Smith, Archbishop of Cardiff, in today's Telegraph is very encouraging though:

“If you simply try to enforce behaviour by law, it doesn’t work terribly well in practice. Governments can’t do everything, and there’s been a tendency in recent years to think government has to do everything. The downside of that is that people think ‘well, I don't have to bother’

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