We live in trying times as both major political parties seem to be abandoning Catholics and the values we hold dear. On the bright side, the Church is unified, even if many of her members are in rebellion. Our unity is in the Sacraments and in the constant teaching of the Faith through our bishops, who are themselves unified with each other. Archbishop Chaput is an example of this. In an article for the Witherspoon Institute, he writes that we may have reached the point where Catholics can no longer support either party.
Any committed Christian might be tempted to despair. But the truth is that it’s always been this way. As the author of Hebrews wrote, “here we have no abiding city” (Heb 13:14). Augustine admired certain pagan Roman virtues, but he wrote the City of God to remind us that we’re Christians first, worldly citizens second. We need to learn—sometimes painfully—to let our faith chasten our partisan appetites.