In the midst of election campaigns and processes like this one in which many American Catholics are turned off on the political process by the choice of candidates, we need voices of reason like that provided by Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, TX, a diocese on the U.S./Mexico border, who encourages us to keep listening and to vote.
Some Flores' remarks to Crux, an independent Catholic media outlet, operated in partnership with the Knights of Columbus:
At its best, “politics is an imperfect expression of imperfect human beings trying to organize a society more justly.”
Seeing Catholic voters paralyzed by this year’s choice of presidential candidates, Flores has some strong spiritual advice: discern, meditate, read the Sermon on the Mount, say the Rosary, and see the face of the crucified Christ “in the consequences of our decisions.”
Mass deportation policies represent “formal cooperation with an intrinsic evil - not unlike driving someone to an abortion clinic” because deporting mothers and children into some parts of Mexico means we are “placing them in proximate danger of death.”
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