Here in the United States, we’re in the heat of political campaign season, with the US Presidency up for grabs in just less than eight months. And just like every other campaign in recent memory, Catholics have pulled out the long knives, impugning each other’s character and intelligence based on which candidate they favor.
Political messianism — the belief that a given politician, if elected, can cure what ails us — is nothing new. But it’s always going to lead to disappointment.
It’s time we took a step back and recognize what we’re doing to the very people we should most consider allies, and whether any of the promises being made to us will be kept once the votes are counted.