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By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture, Sept. 19, 2022

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington who has also served as a financial administrator in the Diocese of Lincoln. Trained in business and accounting, he also holds a Master of Divinity and a Master’s in moral theology. …


Practicing Catholics often suggest that even a faithful priest is “too political” from the pulpit. The comment is distressing to a thoughtful priest, prompting an examination of conscience. He knows there is always room for improvement. Politics belongs to the laity. Why does it seem that preaching Catholic morality is political? How does the new secular moral code claim the power of cultural affirmation and render the religious authority of the Decalogue inconsequential?

Natural law includes precepts of Godly morality that coincide with man’s nature and lead us to heaven. The first tier of natural law is straightforward: “Do good, avoid evil.” …

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