ELECTIONS & FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP

“AN AUTHENTIC FAITH … ALWAYS INVOLVES A DEEP DESIRE TO CHANGE THE WORLD, TO TRANSMIT VALUES, TO LEAVE THIS EARTH SOMEHOW BETTER THAN WE FOUND IT.¨ – POPE FRANCIS, EVANGELII GAUDIUM, NO. 183)

This section of the Department for Pastoral Ministries website offers a variety of resources to be used by individuals, families, parishes, and other organizations to pray for, know about, and advance the cause of faithful citizenship. Click on the PRAYLEARNACT buttons below to access prayers and devotions, Church teachings, and action opportunities that can guide and assist Catholics on the task of participating in public life “in a manner consistent with the mission of our Lord, a mission that he has called us to share” (Faithful Citizenship, no. 1).



Pray

Learn

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

Videos on Faithful Citizenship

How to Make Political Choice: 4 Steps

1. Form Your Conscience
2. Do Good and Avoid Evil
3. Learn about the Issues
4. Make Moral Choices

Issues

Culture of Life
Promoting Peace
Marriage and Family
Religious Freedom
Preferential Option for the Poor and Economic Justice
Health Care
Migration
Catholic Education
Promoting Justice and Countering Violence
Combating Unjust Discrimination
Care for Our Common Home
Communications, Media and Culture
Global Solidarity

Act

Advance the Cause of Faithful Citizenship

Pray
Civil Dialogue
Vote
Serve
Advocate
Called to Collaborate

Questions or Comments?

AARÓN CASTILLO
Director for Life, Justice, Peace & Outreach