Politics,common ground and the common good

“In working for the common good of our society, racial justice is one pillar of our social doctrine,” said George, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, during his address to the organization’s meeting in Baltimore. “Economic justice, especially for the poor both here and abroad, is another. But . . . the common good can never be adequately incarnated in any society when those waiting to be born can be legally killed at choice.”

“If the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision that African-Americans were other people’s property and somehow less than persons were still settled constitutional law, Mr. Obama would not be president of the United States,” George said. “Today, as was the case 150 years ago, common ground cannot be found by destroying the common good.”

My emphasis. Hat tip: Get Religion

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