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What's the best way to influence our government to create policies that align with Catholic social teaching?
Catholic Lobbyist Dcn. Tyler McClay shares his experience working in the political realm. What does it take to make a positive influence on our political representatives?
In short: not much.
In this episode:
• What is a Catholic lobbyist?
• After Roe v. Wade, what issues will Catholic voters focus on now?
• The Catholic Church is more Democrat than Republican?
• The Church's massive role in American healthcare
• What to do about politics as Catholics
0:40 The Catholic Church's relationship with the government
2:01 What is a Catholic lobbyist?
3:38 How do we persuade the government to take Catholic-supported stances?
5:00 The Catholic Church as a government contractor
7:27 What issues is a Catholic lobbyist addressing?
7:58 Do we support ALL pro-poor policies?
10:00 What issues (if any) do lobbyists avoid?
12:31 Supporting the same bill as Planned Parenthood? Not exactly.
13:32 State government is so much more accessible than you think.
14:32 How does one lobby?
20:56 The repeal of Roe v. Wade and its consequences
24:46 What's the next big issue for Catholic voters to focus on?
26:10 Sex transition surgery and the Catholic stance
28:46 Nukes and the Catholic stance
30:36 Catholics need to be more than single-issue voters
31:12 The Catholic Church is closer with the Democratic Party?
34:31 We will never be fully aligned with one party
36:21 When should Bishops get involved?
37:35 The Church plays a huge role in American healthcare
39:05 Disabilities and the government's intervention post-Roe v. Wade
44:19 Realpolitik and "playing dirty" politically
49:57 We need the transcendent within our politics
52:52 What to do about politics as Catholics
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