Tag: Faithful Citizenship

Little Sisters of the Poor and religious liberty: Debunking the myths

Little Sisters of the Poor and religious liberty: Debunking the myths

| Sister Constance Veit, LSP | October 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

As Little Sisters of the Poor we find our joy in sharing our lives with those whom many in our society would prefer to forget — the elderly poor.

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Dioceses, state conferences help Catholics form conscience on election issues

Dioceses, state conferences help Catholics form conscience on election issues

| Jodi Marlin | September 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops’ quadrennial document on political responsibility, “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” has been widely embraced and shared by dioceses hoping to inject wisdom and clarity into the run-up to the November general election.

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MCC aims to help voters make informed decisions

MCC aims to help voters make informed decisions

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Suzanne Bartels, a parishioner of St. Paul in Ham Lake, is deep into planning ways to help her fellow Catholics become better informed about political issues and candidates. After all, the Nov. 3 election is fast approaching.

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‘Faithful Citizenship’ reminder: Gospel cannot be parsed in partisan terms

‘Faithful Citizenship’ reminder: Gospel cannot be parsed in partisan terms

| August 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops’ quadrennial document on political responsibility is rooted in the Catholic Church’s long-standing moral tradition that upholds human dignity and the common good of all, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City said.

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Is 2020 the year that gets young people to polls in bigger numbers?

Is 2020 the year that gets young people to polls in bigger numbers?

| Betty Araya | August 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Steven Millies, a scholar who explores the Catholic Church’s relationship to politics, feels more optimistic today than he has in a long time about young people in this country voting in a national election.

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Videos are new component to bishops’ ‘Faithful Citizenship’ guide

Videos are new component to bishops’ ‘Faithful Citizenship’ guide

| Dennis Sadowski | February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

A series of long-planned videos that supplement the U.S. bishops’ quadrennial “Faithful Citizenship” document that provides guidance to voters during a presidential election year have been finalized for viewing.

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‘Faithful Citizenship’ materials reflect pope’s ongoing teaching

‘Faithful Citizenship’ materials reflect pope’s ongoing teaching

| Dennis Sadowski | November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Current issues of the day and references to the teachings of Pope Francis can be found throughout the materials approved by the U.S. bishops to supplement their existing document on Catholic participation in public life.

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Seek first the kingdom

Seek first the kingdom

| Jason Adkins | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Faithful citizenship requires transcending the ideologies and partisan divides of our time and working primarily for the salvation of souls, not for short-term political gain on high-profile issues.

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Election guides and helping voters form conscience before casting ballot

Election guides and helping voters form conscience before casting ballot

| Mark Pattison | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics are far from the only religion in the public-policy arena. One such Christian counterpart is the National Association of Evangelicals, which has published “For the Health of the Nation: An Evangelical Call to Civic Responsibility” since 2004 and issued a revised version this year.

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No shortage of issues piquing voter interest in midterm elections

No shortage of issues piquing voter interest in midterm elections

| Mark Pattison | October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the clock toward the Nov. 6 midterm elections ticking away, there are some parallels between the findings of a Sept. 26 Pew Research Center survey on issues of key concern to voters and issues outlined in the U.S. bishops’ “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” a document meant to provide a moral framework Catholic voters can use to analyze issues.

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Mother Teresa and conscience formation

Mother Teresa and conscience formation

| Mary Jane O'Brien | September 21, 2016 | 2 Comments

During election season, we hear a great deal about “following our consciences” and the need for conscience formation. The U.S. bishops offer their guide to faithful citizenship so that the principles of Catholic social teaching might inform our Election Day decisions, and a number of organizations similarly produce a range of voting guides.

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Power politics vs. faithful citizenship

Power politics vs. faithful citizenship

| Kathryn Mollen | August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

If a decline in the percentage of people who vote is any indication, people are disheartened with our political system. There seems to be a collective feeling that politics is nothing more than a partisan power struggle that serves special interests instead of the common good. People do not believe that their one voice makes a difference amidst a cacophony of competing voices.

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