Life and Dignity Sunday to encourage political engagement

Life and Dignity Sunday will be celebrated the weekend of Oct. 22-23. Its aim is to encourage Catholics to answer the call of faithful citizenship and become more engaged in the political process.

“It is my strong hope that during each Mass, the Catholic Advocacy Network will be explained and parishioners will be given the opportunity to register for the network,” Bishop Donald Kettler wrote in a letter to pastors introducing the initiative from the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the public policy voice of the church in the state.

A short video about the Catholic Advocacy Network is available to be shown between Masses. Parishioners will be invited to register for the network to be kept informed about important legislative activity as well as other activities related to the church’s social ministry and policy advocacy. Completed registration cards will be forwarded to the MCC for inclusion in the statewide database.

“Due to the challenges that face us in today’s culture, it is vital that our legislators hear from us on the important issues they will be deciding,” said Chris Codden, director of the diocese’s Office of Marriage and Family. “The more we are engaged in the political process and offer a unified strong voice for the life and dignity of each human person, born and unborn, the more we can fulfill our call from God to be faithful citizens, building a culture of life.”

For more information and parish and clergy resources, visit and click on “Life and Dignity Sunday” or contact Chris Codden, Office of Marriage and Family at 320-252-4721 or


Author: The Visitor

The Visitor is the official newpaper for the Diocese of Saint Cloud.

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