Lord we pray "Help me to continually increase parish vitality and reflect the presence of Christ in the world."

Faithful Citizenship

Faithful Citizenship

 As Catholics preparing to vote - the U.S. Catholic Bishops lift up various issues of urgency including: abortion,   euthanasia, protecting the fundamental understanding of marriage as the life-long and faithful union of one man and one woman; and providing healthcare while respecting human life, human dignity and religious freedom; among others. Links to various documents, statements, letters and videos are listed below.

The Challenge of Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship Part I: Our Call as Catholic Citizens - Click here

en Español - Click here.  

The Challenge of Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship Part II: Making Moral Choices and Applying Our Principles - Click here.

en Español - Click here.

Homily from October 2, Father John Lankeit, rector of the Cathedral of SS. Simon and Jude in Phoenix AZ. (Video) - Click here.

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of the Archdiocese of Denver gives timely advise on "Voting as a Catholic in 2016". - Click here.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has written about the e-mails and comments concerning "Those Unthinking Backward Catholics". Click here.

Archbishop Chaput has also written numerous other articles on the election this year two of which can be read here and here

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas writes (and speaks) about "Cafeteria Catholic" and vice-presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine here

You can read "Clear Guidance From Two Saints and a Few Hundred Bishops here

Numerous video and print resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops can be located here.

Finally but most important of all prayer - the Knights of Columbus Novena Prayer which starts on Sunday, October 30 can be found here.