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Archbishop Gerhard L. Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, attends the presentation of his book on Pope Benedict XVI's writings in Rome Jan. 11. CNS photo/Paul Haring

Politics without God bound to fail

By  Catholic News Service
  • January 19, 2013

ROME - Politicians who act as if God did not exist and as if there was no such thing as objective moral truths are bound to fail in their efforts to promote the common good, said the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

“The politics we have today in Europe and North America without ethical foundations, without a reference to God, cannot resolve our problems, even those of the market and money,” said Archbishop Gerhard Muller.

Speaking Jan. 11 at a Vatican bookstore in downtown Rome, Muller said, “Faith and reason are like two people who love each other deeply, who cannot live without each other, and who were intimately made for one another, so much so that they cannot be considered separate from one another and cannot reach their goals separately.”

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