I’ve had this link saved for a while, but have passed on discussing it. However, after some recent reblogging on Tumblr and some new articles about the laws in Wisconsin and Texas, this seems like an appropriate time. According to Mr Cochran, strict photo ID laws are in conflict with Catholic teachings that urge the need for broad democratic participation and opposition to political exclusion. Mr Cochran points to the encyclicals Pacem in Terris (John XXIII), Centesimus Annus (John Paul II), and Caritas in Veritae (Benedict XVI), as well as John Paul II’s speech on World Day of Peace 1999.