Thursday, November 15, 2007

U.S. Catholic Bishops Approve Faithful Citizenship Document

"In the Catholic tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation. This obligation is rooted in our baptismal commitment to follow Jesus Christ and to bear witness in all that we do." No. 13

On November 14, 2007, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved a new statement on Faithful Citizenship entitled: "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States."

The statement urges Catholics to be involved in public life and to use the values of their faith to shape their political choice.

A preliminary website for the 2007 statement can be found at The full site with a range of resources including material in Spanish and for youth will be available in early January 2008.


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