Monday, March 31, 2008

"Faithful Citizenship" - New Document on Catholics and Voting

"In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, participation in the political process is a moral obligation." No. 13

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has approved a document, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States. This document is intended to help Catholic voters form their consciences on a variety of issues before the 2008 elections.

Workshops on this document for clergy and laity have been scheduled for Thursday, April 3 at Our Lady of Peace Parish. Contact Linda Batton at or (408) 983-0158 for more information. Online registration is still available at

The website, has an extensive list of resources including ideas for Catholic schools, religious educators, youth leaders, and social concerns and respect life committees in Spanish and English. Included also are prayers and reflections, a family guide and podcasts highlighting principles of Catholic Social Teaching.


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