“In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation. As Catholics, we should be guided more by our moral convictions than by our attachment to a political party or interest group.” – Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
In light of upcoming elections, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Wisconsin Catholic Conference have put together several resources to help Catholics reflect on their duties as faithful citizens.
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Resources for Faithful Citizenship
The following resources are available for use in a wide variety of settings, including universities and schools, associations, parishes, RCIA programs, and families.
Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops provide a framework for Catholics in the United States. English, Español
Wisconsin Catholic Conference: A Letter from the Wisconsin Bishops. English, Español
Bulletin Insert: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: Wisconsin Catholic Conference. English, Español
Bulletin Inserts: Wisconsin Catholic Conference, 4-part series. Click here for English, Español
USCCB: Videos for Faithful Citizenship: Available in English, some Español
USCCB: Audio Messages for Faithful Citizenship: Available in English
Select News Articles/Blogs
Additional Resources: USCCB
Church Teaching: In this section of the USCCB website, you'll find links to bishops' statements and other resources that can help you explore Church teaching on Catholic participation in political life. Please click here.
All Catholics: In this section, you'll find links to Church teaching on participation in public life, activities for families seeking to cultivate an atmosphere of civic responsibility, prayers and reflections, and much more. Please click here.
Diocesan and Community Leaders: In this section, you'll find information to help diocesan and other leaders to share the message with their audiences about the call to participate in public life. Guidelines are also included on how to conduct political candidate forums and encourage civil dialogue. Please click here.
Parishes and Schools: In this section, you'll find planning ideas for parishes and schools, suggestions for prayer and worship, and ideas for religious educators and youth ministers. Please click here.
Campuses and Young Adults: In this section, you'll find activities and resources for college students and young adults to learn and reflect on Church teaching about Catholic participation in public life. Please click here.
Youth: How can you, as a young Catholic, bring your faith to the public square? Here are some resources to help you fulfill your important role in promoting life and dignity. Please click here.
Media: This section will include press releases and other information for media about Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. Please click here.
Recursos Adicionales: USCCB en español
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