In this section, you'll find links to Church teaching on participation in public life, activities for families seeking to cultivate an atmosphere of civic responsibility, prayers and reflections, and much more.

Information on civil dialogue

  • Take to heart the invitation of Jesus and Pope Francis, who challenge us to follow the example of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) and “become neighbors to all” (Fratelli Tutti, no. 80). Learn more, examine your conscience, and take the pledge at, an initiative of the U.S. Catholic bishops.
  • Learn skills for dialogue.
  • Find additional resources and a prayer on civil dialogue at
  • Read this article on Teaching Civil Dialogue in our Families.