A partnership with Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Toledo, The Catholic Vote is an 8-part mini-series navigating some of the most challenging topics we face in 2020, what the Catholic Church has to say about them, and comparing the Church’s teachings up to the Democrat and Republican party platforms. The topics are listed below.
Please remember The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has released the “CivilizeIt! Campaign” – encouraging all voters to become civilized in discussions pertaining to the political arena.
Full Document, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
Supplement to Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, done by Catholic Diocese of Memphis, Office of Pastoral Life
Table of Contents for the full document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship…
The Bishops’ Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship is the teaching document for the faithful on the political responsibility of Catholics. It seeks to help the faithful participate in public life, prioritize faith over partisan politics, engage with civility and respond to pressing issues of our day. USCCBConsciencesWebpage
Videos from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops…
The USCCB released videos to inspire prayer and action in political life and to help Catholics apply the Church’s teaching as handed down by Pope Francis. The scripts for the videos were approved by the full body of Bishops. The videos complement FormingConsciences for Faithful Citizenship teaching document. Each video ends with a prayer and are in in four languages (English, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese). Here are the videos: USCCBYouTubeChannel
Specific Catholic Teachings on Faithful and Civil Citizenship…
In this section, please find links to Bishops’ statements and other resources that can help you explore Church teaching on Catholic participation in political life. Here is the link: CatholicChurchTeachings