Petition to Support Barack Obama
President of the United States of America
Inspired by the Tradition of Catholic Social Teaching
As a Catholic, I believe that President Barack Obama reflects core values of Catholic Social Teaching, which informs how we live our faith in the world. For more than 100 years this tradition has championed the rights of workers, the imperative of peace, the elimination of poverty, the advancement of equal opportunity, the healing of our environment, the right to health care, and the life and dignity of all.
President Obama has said: "People are coming together around a simple truth - that we are all connected, that I am my brother's keeper; I am my sister's keeper. And that it's not enough to just believe this - we have to do our part to make it a reality."(1) In the spirit of these words, which convey President Obama's commitment to the common good, a cornerstone of Catholic Social Teaching, we are called to act on the daunting issues confronting our society and the world today.
Therefore, I support President Barack Obama. He inspires hope and calls us to personal and social responsibility to help make the world, and our nation, a better place for all.
May God Bless Our Nation in this Time of Political Responsibility
1. A Politics of Conscience, Senator Barack Obama, June 23, 2007, Hartford CT