Faith & Government

What Religion Demands & Pluralism Requires

I have been asked to reflect upon the experience of elected officials who try to reconcile personal religious convictions while serving a pluralistic American constituency. In discussing the matter I don’t pretend to be a theologian or philosopher. I speak only as a former elected official and as a Catholic baptized and raised in the pre–Vatican II church, attached to that church first by birth, then by choice.

I speak mindful that time...

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About the Author

Mario M. Cuomo is a former governor of New York.