Faithful Citizenship

“We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern.” – Pope Francis, September 16, 2013. In the spirit described by Pope Francis, the U.S Bishops have a document outlining our voting/issues guide as Catholics called “Faithful Citizenship” with a newly re-issued introduction.  This document can be found here.

Faithful Citizenship – Justice Peace and Human Development | USCCBThe Catholic bishops of the United States are pleased to offer once again to the Catholic faithful Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (en Español), our teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics.This statement represents our guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy.