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Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship



"Responsible citizenship is a virtue,
and participation in political life is a moral obligation."
-- Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship Statement Revised

The bishops also voted 217-16-2 in favor of on a new introductory note and 210-21-5 for a limited revision to their quadrennial statement on political responsibility, "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship." The revised statement, which is reissued the calendar year before a U.S. presidential election, will feature new language around issues of public concern for Catholics.

News Releases:  November 17, 2015  |  November 6, 2015

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States provides a framework for Catholics in the United States.


The Parish Guide to Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship provides a road map for a successful implementation of the principles in the document.

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