I came upon the interesting and encouraging group Catholic Democrats this morning. This organization looks to be very promising in terms of understanding the interplay and interchange of Catholic social teaching and public life. I most certainly will be a regular reader of its articles and statements.
Here’s a description of the organization from the Catholic Democrats site:
Catholic Democrats is a national non-profit organization of concerned Catholics, based in Boston. We present the weekly scriptures on this page because our organization is grounded in the Gospels, and faithful to the social teachings of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. We have brought together people across the country who share an aversion to the current abuses of US military power, the exploitation of social issues to advance the economic interests of a few, and the misuse of our Catholic faith for political gain.