Faithful Citizenship

Your Faith is Calling You
The call to overcome poverty and to defend human dignity is as old as the prophets and as current as today’s headlines.  For believers, this is not simply a matter of economics or policies but of discipleship.  No Christian can say, “This is not my task.”
(source unknown)

Faithful Citizenship: This is an audio recording of a talk given on Oct. 11, 2016 at “Food for the Journey”, a monthly lecture series sponsored by the Central Deanery of the Diocese of Lafayette.

A series of four articles written for 2016
(formatted for easy use as
8 1/2 x 11 bulletin inserts)

The Bishops’ Document
faithful-citizenship-logo-vertical-englishEvery four years, in preparation for the U.S. national elections, the U.S. Bishops re-issue a teaching document on Faithful Citizenship. Revised to take into account current issues of the day, this document is intended to enable Catholics in the U.S. to exercise their civic duty (e.g., voting) in a manner consistent with Gospel values and the social justice teaching of the Church.

Faithful Citizenship.org – a variety of resources on the topic-from the Bishops
Bishop Donald Wuerl on “Civil Dialogue”, a must read for this year’s campaign

The Document: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship – 2015 version,
for the 2016 election season}
A 4-page summary of the document

Faithful Citizenzhip 101:  A video overview of the 2015 document (32 min.)

Catholic Social Teaching – Resources and Tools – Bishops’ site

Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

My Reflections
A few articles I’ve written on Faithful Citizenship.  Topics include:

Faithful Citizenship Background

Background information

Notable Quotes on the Concept of the Common Good

The Catechism on The Person in Society and on Participation in Social Life

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

 Other Statements