Post-election thoughts

I found this an insightful analysis of the election by Albert Mohler,  president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. It reflects on the deep-seated ideological divide in America that was unveiled by this election, and calls for a fresh approach to the complex of issues that populate the political landscape (and, I would add, an approach that disentangles itself from intractable binary of liberal-conservative).

Here I cannot help but think of the newness of the new evangelization, and of the lay calling to bring into the secular sphere the Word-made-fresh. The young and creative minority of Catholic men and women who are insiders to this culture and to the Gospel are in a particularly privileged position to effect this freshness. May God call and consecrate new politicians with a heart for public service whose minds are filled with the creative light that shines in the midst of God’s Polis, the New Jerusalem.

The 2012 U.S. election is over, and more than 100 million Americans participated in the great exercise of democracy — fulfilling the franchise of the vote. Even with some votes not yet counted and some issues as yet clarified, a general picture of the election is clearly in view, and the impact of this election will be both massive and enduring.  Read more…

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