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Catholic Church 'unsafe' for democracy

Because of its efforts to protect the most vulnerable, both in its opposition to abortion and euthanasia and in its work for social justice, the Catholic Church is often singled out for attack in attempts to make democracies like Australia and America into societies where religiously grounded values and arguments have no place in public life. This argument is made despite the fact that over the past 30 years the Church has been the world's foremost promoter of democracy in places like the Philippines, east-central Europe and Latin America. - Sociologist Dr Michael Casey, Australian campus, John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family.

Catholic Weekly

14 Mar 2002