Tag: Voting

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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A cure for election overload, a quest for peace

A cure for election overload, a quest for peace

| Christina Capecchi | November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s almost as if November’s Mass readings were written for election-weary Catholics, with their foreboding tones and calls for “perseverance” and “endurance” amid distress.

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U.S. Catholics urged to weigh issues carefully as they enter voting booth

U.S. Catholics urged to weigh issues carefully as they enter voting booth

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the weeks leading up the hotly contested Nov. 8 election, many Catholic bishops have written columns, issued statements or preached homilies encouraging their people to weigh the issues carefully as they enter the voting booth.

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Prayer, hope in Christ can be our guide at the polls Nov. 8

Prayer, hope in Christ can be our guide at the polls Nov. 8

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | October 27, 2016

One evening a couple of weeks ago, I was filling up my car at a gas station and a man whom I did not know came up to me and said, “Father, I hope you are praying for our country!” I said that I am praying, and I hoped he was, too. His sentiment captured what many of us feel about our country, especially regarding the upcoming election. For conscientious Christians, many of us find our nation in a state of crisis.

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Getting voting right

Getting voting right

| Jonathan Liedl | August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The level of distaste for both major parties’ presidential candidates is at a historic high. In the midst of this discontent, the traces of two distorted approaches to voting have become clear.

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Finishing prison sentence should bring back voting rights

Finishing prison sentence should bring back voting rights

| Jason Adkins | December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church states that “participation in community life is not only one of the greatest aspirations of the citizen, called to exercise freely and responsibly his civic role with and for others, but is also one of the pillars of all democratic orders and one of the major guarantees of the permanence of democratic life.”

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Don’t overlook the big picture when voting this year

Don’t overlook the big picture when voting this year

| October 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

Pressing for policy particulars is important, but it’s also good to know how a candidate’s world view stacks up against our own

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