Brian Kaylor, Ph.D., is an award-winning author with three books on religion and politics. His new book is Sacramental Politics: Religious Worship as Political Action (2015). Learn more at

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Religious Worship Is Political

by Brian Kaylor 02-24-2016

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Catholic candidates are mistakenly seeking to put politics and economics on one side and religion on the other. Such a dividing point misses the point of their faith. Catholic Mass — and worship services of other Christians — remains grounded in politics. Religious worship is political. The religious and political cannot be separated. To reject the politics or economics of Jesus would be to reject the spiritual teachings of Jesus.