“Here again the principle of subsidiarity must be respected….By intervening directly and depriving society of its responsibility, the Social Assistance State leads to a loss of human energies and an inordinate increase of public agencies, which are dominated more by bureaucratic ways of thinking than by concern for serving their clients, and which are accompanied by an enormous increase in spending. In fact, it would appear that needs are best understood and satisfied by people who are closest to them and who act as neighbours to those in need.” (John Paul II, From Centesimus Annus, Encyclical on 100th anniversary of Rerum Novarum, 1991)
Fr. Jonathan Morris: “As a Church … we have to be very clear to stay out of partisan politics … but there is such a thing as objective truth, and we must protect that moral line.”
What would many people today be more upset about: Margaret Sanger’s views or the tobacco company sponsorship?