Catholics from throughout Minnesota will come together in February to learn about the legislative process and make their voices heard on issues that are important to them.
St. Oscar Romero and Dorothy Day were leaders who Catholics can look to modeled faithful citizenship.
More than 1,000 Minnesota Catholics — including 73 from the Diocese of St. Cloud — came to St. Paul March 9 to deliver a heartfelt message to their elected representatives: “Catholic voices count!”
We modern-day disciples face many challenges when it comes to voting and living out our civic responsibilities. We live in a political environment often marked by strident partisanship, negative campaigning and simplistic sound bites. We may feel politically homeless because candidates and political parties fail to embrace a vision of society consistent with the Gospel — a vision that respects everyone’s God-given human dignity and helps build a world in which every person can reach their full potential.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — March for Life Action has launched a public awareness campaign through digital and television outlets saying that candidates running for public office who promise to expand women’s access to abortion “are out of touch with American voters.” “With this ad, we encourage Americans to take a deeper look at their candidates,” said […]
The Diocese of St. Cloud’s website includes a page devoted to “faithful citizenship,” including bulletin inserts in English and Spanish from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, articles on election issues and how to form your conscience to vote, a “Question of the Week” section and other resources. Visit: http://stcdio.org/faithful-citizenship-2016.
Over the last two years, criminal justice reform has become the focus of both Democrats and Republicans as prison overcrowding drives up government spending on incarceration and law enforcement.
America has 46.7 million people living in poverty, but there’s been little talk on the presidential campaign trail about the needs of poor people.
Both the Democrats and the Republicans put economic issues in the opening pages of their respective parties’ platforms — an indication of how seriously they take economic policy in its potential appeal to voters.
Conscience brings us into the realm of morality, considering not only what could be done, but what ought to be done in specific situations.