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