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Clergy can involve themselves in politics insofar as it doesn't detract from their pastoral duties (not that pastoral duties don't include educating the faithful on politics). Pope Leo XIII wrote in his 1882 encyclical "on the conditions in Spain", Cum multa, that […] it is not conduct consonant with the duties of the priesthood to give oneself up ...


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How far are priests and other religious allowed to go in terms of political endorsements (or non-endorsements)? First of all, what generally applies to bishops, will apply to priests and Catholic Religious. There is a way to preach sermon that do so as to be able to instruct the faithful on both faith and morals in this area in such a way that the sermon ...


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The Johnson Amendment is a provision in the U.S. tax code, since 1954, that prohibits all 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Section 501(c)(3) organizations are the most common type of nonprofit organization in the United States, ranging from charitable foundations to universities and churches. The amendment ...


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