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Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

Election season has arrived. As Catholics, we have a duty to live out our faith in all our actions, including our vote. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has released a statement called Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. The document is linked below, along with other resources which highlight important concepts from the statement.

Catholic Christians are called to imitate Christ Jesus and do what we can to serve our brothers and sisters. In the political sphere, this means calling for the protection of the innocent, especially the unborn. This also includes standing up for those experiencing poverty and homelessness, the elderly and the immigrant. We must oppose evil everywhere that it exists and promote the good.

 

These resources aim to remind Catholics of their obligation to inform their votes by their faith and spend more time in prayer to know God better and hear his voice. Prayer is essential for keeping God at the center of our voting behaviors.

 

More resources about civility in politics can be found at usccb.org/civilizeit

 

Mary Immaculate, patroness of our nation, pray for us! St. John the Baptist, patron of our diocese, pray for us! 

Full Statement

Role of the Church in Political Life

Common Good

Dignity of Human Person

Solidarity

Subsidiarity

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