The Catholic bishops of the United States are offering once again to the Catholic faithful Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (en Español), from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) website on the teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. Faithful Christians may find the information helpful as well.
This statement represents the USCCB guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy. From the website:
“We urge our pastors, lay and religious faithful, and all people of good will to use this statement to help form their consciences; to teach those entrusted to their care; to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue; and to shape political choices in the coming election in light of Catholic teaching. The statement lifts up our dual heritage as both faithful Catholics and American citizens with rights and duties as participants in the civil order.”
Read Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States (en Español), which provides a framework for Catholics in the United States.
Students from Lansing-area Homeschoolers for Life pray and fast at the 40 Days for Life vigil across from the Frandor Planned Parenthood referral center, 300 Clippert Street.
If you are feeling stressed about this election, whether it be due to the issues themselves or dissatisfaction with the candidate choices, one simple fact cannot be ignored. Someone is going to be elected on November 8th and the only remaining question is whether or not it will be the candidate you feel best represents the views that are important to you. Since you are receiving this email, we know how important life issues are to you, and as a result, I think you’ll find this podcast with Father Pavone, founder of Priests for Life, of interest.
Additionally, the link below takes you to a recent homily delivered by a Catholic priest in Phoenix. It is, unquestionably, one of the more uncompromising messages regarding life issues you are likely to hear from a pulpit. It is well worth your time, as well as your consideration, as you near that time to actually cast your ballot.
Elections DO have consequences, and with 3-5 Supreme Court nominations likely falling to the next president, your vote has never been more important.
In the newest podcast episode from a leader of the 40 Days for Life organization, hear this discussion on the concerns many are facing in this election — the struggle to separate personal preference from the issues at hand … and the responsibility of voting pro-life on behalf of those who have no voice.
40 Days for Life board chair Matt Britton and president Sean Carney discuss these important topics with special guest, Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, on this election edition of the 40 Days for Life podcast.
Check it out at:
Please listen, and “when you cast your vote, start with LIFE”!
A Variety of Voter Resources for Your Reference
We “borrowed” a list of reference materials from a media personality’s website in order to continue our efforts to keep the election in the forefront of our community and to provide resources to help you discern what’s at stake.
Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly
Articles, Encyclicals & Pamphlets:
Our Choices End Where Another’s Most Fundamental Right Begins, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City.
Newsgate 2016, Sharyl Attkisson’s outline of the current revelations of media collusion & bias
Ending the Policy of “Personally Opposed to Abortion” – Fr. Frank Pavone
Be proactive in conveying to your network the importance of this election and your thoughts on the most important issues. The New Life Center offers post-abortion recovery and crisis pregnancy assistance to mothers and fathers in need. See our website here or check out our blog.