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Our Moral Witness
Only a morality rooted in love can adequately address the world’s economic and political challenges

This year will mark the fourth year of a global financial crisis. Government officials and financial leaders continue to propose technical and legal “fixes” with varying degrees of success, but public confidence remains low, and there remains widespread lack of trust in both government and business.

Obviously, technical and legal action is necessary. But people intuitively sense that a more fundamental change is necessary to achieve long-term economic sustainability. Americans believe that the nation’s moral compass is pointed in the wrong direction but can still turn in a way consistent with their deeply held moral values. What has been missing from the public discourse of the economic crisis these past few years has been a candid discussion of the importance of these values. It is here that Catholics have a very important role to play under the leadership of Pope Benedict XVI.

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