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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).





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