We are twelve Christians who love our Catholic faith looking to engage the world through our writings to better express the teachings of Jesus for the betterment of the common good. American Catholic is the outward expression of this engagement with the world.
The Second Vatican Council (1) directed the Catholic Church into a positive engagement with the world (2) and we twelve brothers in Christ want to continue this legacy. We engage by bearing witness to our faith through our postings on this blog, American Catholic, addressing political and cultural issues important to America. By participating in the public square, we want to contribute to the ongoing dialogue on American politics and culture, in order to form a more perfect union (3) by bringing the message of Christ (4) to the hearts and minds of the American populace.
We hope you join us in this ongoing dialogue on American Catholic by reading our posts, participating in this discussion through your comments, and hopefully having learned more about what it is to be an American living a Christian life as a Catholic.
(2) Gaudium et Spes