Inter Mirifica 8

Public opinion, not as a bellwether for politicians and such, but as a power which needs formation. It’s interesting that in talking with both liberals and conservatives, one aspect of common ground is the sense of powerlessness in shaping public opinion with any infusion of values or morality. What stride we may have made with regard to racism or the drink-driving combo may well be washed-out as a net zero with the spread of anger in uncivil public discourse. I don’t even want to get into racism.

Since public opinion exercises the greatest power and authority today in every sphere of life, both private and public, every member of society must fulfill the demands of justice and charity in this area. As a result, all must strive, through these media as well, to form and spread sound public opinion.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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