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Rev. Michael P. Orsi, CNSNews, July 23, 2021

A priest of the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, Rev. Michael P. Orsi currently serves as parochial vicar at St. Agnes Parish in Naples, Fla. He is host of “Action for Life TV,” a weekly cable television series devoted to pro-life issues, and his writings appear in numerous publications and online journals. …

We tend to assume that religion is only about transcendental things, but this is incorrect.

The root of the word “religion” is the Latin term “lig,” meaning to bind. Your religion binds you to a certain way of life, with a corresponding view of the world.

Your way of life is expressed in your political outlook. Religion thus informs politics. In many ways it precedes politics. You can trace political trends back to their religious roots.

We don’t always think about the political implications of the worldview we hold as Christians. For instance, the fact that our human nature is based on the image and likeness of God in which we’re created probably wouldn’t seem to be the stuff of politics. …

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