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Asuncion (Paraguay) -- Conference on ethics and politics

A conference on the doctrinal note entitled “Some Questions related to the Commitment and Conduct of Catholics in Public Life,” issued at the beginning of the year by the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was organized by the Puntarrieles Study Center.
The activity took place on Tuesday, October 28, and was directed to members of Paraguay’s National Congress. Taking part among others was the President of the Senate, Dr. Mateo Balmelli.

The document was commented on by Fr. Rogelio Livieres, in two sessions. The first session highlighted the fundamental ethical demands of political activity and the current socio-cultural environment in which these need to be implemented. The second session pointed out the requirements of Christian life entailed by the Holy See’s document.
At the start, each of the parliamentarians was given a copy of the doctrinal note. Many expressed the desire to continue receiving informative material on these questions.

Romana, No. 37, July-December 2003, p. 79-80.