John Carr is the founder and director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Teaching 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.
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.