"Christian charitable activity must be independent of parties and ideologies. " Source: Pope Benedict XVI, God is Love: Deus Caritas Est, Ignatius Press, 2006.
"The Church cannot and must not take upon herself the political battle to bring about the most just society possible. She cannot and must not replace the State. Yet at the same time she cannot and must not remain on the sidelines in the fight for justice. She has to play her part through rational [...]
"The overemphasis on politics today is an indication that people are governed, rather than governing. The complexities of our civilization force us to organize into larger and larger units; we have become so intent on governing what is outside of us that we neglect to govern our own selves. Yet the key to social betterment [...]