"The political process has as its final aim the enhancement of the common good, not only that of the citizens of one’s own country but that of the whole world."
On Holy Thursday, April 17, 2014, the Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), wrote to Prime Minister Stephen Harper about "issues and places where humanity is suffering and at risk" at home and around the world. In his introduction, Archbishop Durocher notes that "our times are filled with serious challenges, including the economy, employment, the environment, the rights of Indigenous Peoples, and personal and national security." "These issues," the President continues, "have profound impact on our human life and dignity, and are all the more complex by being so intertwined, not only with each other but also with their underlying moral and spiritual dimensions." Read more.
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