‘The lodestar is human dignity’

by Aaron Wherry

Jason Kenney talks about faith and politics with the National Catholic Register.

I guess the big question is how your religious faith and your politics relate. Is there a connection?

Well, I believe in a pluralistic, liberal democracy. Everyone comes into the public square with certain core convictions, a certain worldview that’s informed by most deeply held convictions about the ultimate questions. For me, that view is partly formed by my Catholic faith. I think it’s important in a liberal democracy that people of faith not be excluded from participating in democratic debate, but it’s also important they not impose a kind of narrow, sectarian agenda, but rather to advance the common good in a way that brings others along.

For me, the lodestar is human dignity, the inviolable nature of human dignity. This is a principle which obviously is deeply grounded in Catholic social thought, but it is also one that has universal social application.




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‘The lodestar is human dignity’

  1. What happened to comments on Kenney’s ‘lodestar’?

  2. Has this hypocrite Jason Kenney read or heard any of the Members Statements that his colleagues make every day that the House is sitting?

    “Human dignity” my left… part.

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