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Politics and Faith in a Polarized World


by John Milloy

Politics and Faith in a Polarized World
Publication date: 2021-09-01
ISBN: 9782896889907

Can faith and politics ever mix? Should our political leaders, particularly Catholic ones, limit their religion to Sunday mornings?

As Canadians come to terms with our broken post-pandemic world, many believe that the last thing we need is religion. John Milloy, a former political advisor and Ontario Cabinet minister, challenges this view. Drawing upon his political experience, he argues that Catholicism can make an important contribution to society’s healing as well as addressing the deep polarization that is gripping our nation. This will involve change. Catholics need a fresh approach to making their voice heard in the public square beyond the hot-button issues of abortion and sexuality. Politics and Faith in a Polarized World is a call to forge a new path.

“The Catholic Church is in the news every night – for the wrong reasons. So don’t just read this book – engage with others about it! Let’s faithfully create change together!” —Joe Gunn, author of Journeys to Justice: Reflections on Canadian Christian Activism

“John Milloy responds to the summons from the Second Vatican Council (Gaudium et Spes) to ‘read the signs of the times’ as an academic, as a former politician and, most importantly, as a disciple of Jesus Christ. He boldly – and courageously – shines the light of his faith into the shadows of our deeply polarized times. His work is as approachable as it is thought-provoking, laying out practical and visionary avenues toward realizing the fulfilment of the kingdom/reign/dominion of God on earth – even in our own times. A must-read!” —Father Roger H. Keeler, JCD, Ph.D., Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, Texas

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