Faithful Citizenship and Political Responsibility Information

” An authentic faith – which is never comfortable or completely personal – always involves a deep desire to change the world, to transmit values, to leave this earth somehow better that we found it. “the just ordering of society and of the state is a central responsibility of politics”, the Church “cannot and must not remain on the sidelines in the fight for justice”. All Christians, their pastors included, are called to show concern for the building of a better world.” –Evangelii Gaudium no. 183

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, 9/16/13

Resources & Bulletin Inserts

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship | Read Online – The Catholic bishops of the United States are pleased to offer once again to the Catholic faithful Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, our teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics.

Formando La Conciencia (PDF VERSIÓN) | Online – Los obispos católicos de los Estados Unidos se complace en ofrecer una vez más a los fieles católicos Formando la conciencia para ser ciudadanos fieles, nuestro documento enseñanza sobre la responsabilidad política de los católicos

Our First, Most Cherished Liberty (Print Version) –  A Statement on Religious Liberty from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty

La Primera Y Más Preciada De Nuestras Libertades (versión en PDF) – Una declaración sobre la libertad religiosa Comité Ad Hoc de Libertad Religiosa Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos

How to Talk About Religious Liberty – Religious freedom has recently become one of the major focal points in the conversation on how Americans can promote the common good. Our Catholic tradition has much to offer this conversation. In this time of increasing polarization in our culture, we can contribute to a better understanding of this issue in a way that respects all people. We can speak with friends and neighbors about religious freedom and work to clear up misconceptions about it.

Cómo hablar de la libertad religiosa – La libertad religiosa se ha convertido recientemente en uno de los ejes centrales del debate sobre cómo los estadounidenses pueden promocionar el bien común, al cual nuestra tradición católica tiene mucho que aportar. En este tiempo de creciente polarización de nuestra cultura, podemos contribuir a un mejor entendimiento de esta cuestión de manera que respete a todas las personas. Podemos hablar con amigos y vecinos sobre la libertad religiosa y trabajar para aclarar los conceptos erróneos sobre ella.

Praying Like A Faithful Citizen -Download Printable Version

Orando Como Un Ciudadano Fiel

Novena for Faithful Citizenship

Novena para ser Ciudadanos fieles

The Challenge of Forming Consciences for Faithful CitizenshipUSCCB  (En Español)

Letter from Bishop Murphy on Voting and the Upcoming Elections