AbstractPIOUS POLICY: THE INFLUENCE OF THE U.S. CATHOLIC CHURCH ON U.S.FOREIGN AND NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY. The intersection of religion and politics has fascinated people for centuries. Inmodern day, it seems to be an ever-constant concern of many. The enormity of such an issue, however, means that unless a focused and particular approach isimplemented when examining it, only the surface of the topic will be scratched. Therefore, in order to fully understand the relationship of these two realms of life, the intersection of the two must be parcelled into manageable pieces andstudied thoroughly. Eventually, and only, through such a process, will the mostaccurate understanding of the topic, and realisation of its complexity, become areality. This article
offers a parcel of the U.S. Catholic Church‟s influences and
impacts on U.S. foreign and national security policy. It is a stepping-stone formoving toward a deeper understanding of such a glorious relationship.