As Catholics, we are part of a rich tradition that helps us consider the challenges in public life and contribute to greater justice and peace for all people.
Every four years, the U.S.. Bishops have sought to share Catholic teaching on political life through a series of statements on Catholics’ political responsibility.The Bishops' most recent document, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship affirms what the Church has always taught, but in light of new challenges facing our nation and world:
“…responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation…”
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
Kathy Langer, Catholic Charities Director of Social Concerns, is available to present for parishes and other groups about what voting and political involvement means for Catholics today.
Visit the Bishops’ Faithful Citizenship website for more resources for parishes, schools, and youth.