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“Faithful Citizenship”

posted Aug 26, 2016, 7:10 AM by St. Peter

 As part of our Catholic “Faithful Citizenship” effort, we ask you to pray for those who are in public service or running for office, that they may use their position to protect the defenseless, promote the life and dignity of the poor and vulnerable, and seek ways to advance fairness, justice, and dignity in our society. For more information, go to www.iowacatholicconference.org.

In their Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics statement, the Iowa Catholic bishops say, “Civic engagement is a moral obligation and we have a duty to vote if we are able. We also have a duty to inform ourselves about issues and vote conscientiously. We may decide to write in a candidates’ name, or even choose not to vote for any candidate for a particular office. Our choice of how to vote in every instance must follow our best understanding of what is the good for all, following a time of reflection and prayer. Everyone guides his or her choices by something. That something should be the teaching of Christ and his Church.” Visit www.iowacatholicconference.org and click on “Faithful Citizenship” for more information.