Tuesday, August 11, 2009

We have a duty to change bad laws

‘All political leaders draw their authority from God. We owe no leader any submission or co-operation in the pursuit of grave evil. In fact, we have the duty to change bad laws and resist grave evil in our public life, both by our words and our non-violent actions. The truest respect we can show to civil authority is the witness of our Catholic faith and our moral convictions, without excuses or apologies.’

These words were delivered by Archbishop Chaput, of Denver, Colorado, USA, earlier this year.