John Carr is the founder of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University. He served for more than two decades as the director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
What can bring together pro-life Republicans and progressive Democrats? Expanding the child tax credit.
The expanded child tax credit kept millions of children out of poverty last year, but it expired amid partisan bickering. Making it permanent would be pro-family, pro-child, pro-life and anti-poverty.
I helped write the bishops’ first document on Catholics and voting. Here’s why I’m voting Biden, not Trump.
John Carr explains how, applying the principles of “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” he decided to vote for Biden and against Trump in the 2020 election.
Catholic social teaching offers us principles for reflection, criteria for judgment, guidelines for action which can guide our individual, institutional and national choices.
I hope and believe their answer is no. However, the health and budget proposals before Congress will do just that.
In searching for leadership, I have found it not on the campaign trail but, ironically, one floor away from my office.