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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 PRAY, LEARN, ACT 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).



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


Culture of Life

Promoting Peace

Marriage and Family

Religious Freedom

Preferential Option for the Poor and Economic Justice

Health Care


Catholic Education

Promoting Justice and Countering Violence

Combating Unjust Discrimination

Care for Our Common Home

Communications, Media and Culture

Global Solidarity


Advance the Cause of Faithful Citizenship


Civil Dialogue




Called to Collaborate