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Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

"We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern." - Pope Francis, 9/16/13

 

This article will not tell you who to vote for. That is a decision only you can make. Instead, it will give you the guidance you need to vote with a clear conscience.

The United States was born out of revolution, and its founding principles are still revolutionary. Our historically unprecedented Declaration of Independence and Constitution enshrine the legal rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for every person. But the interpretation of these truths today varies widely across the fascinating tapestry of America. 

Our freedoms as citizens in a democracy are both a wonderful privilege and a lofty responsibility. As the political climate grows more confusing with the rising concerns and demands of different groups, where do we as Catholics stand?

 

Click here for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) page on JUSTICE, PEACE & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT where information on Forming Consciences is found.

 

Click here for the Bishop's Document - Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.