Posts Tagged ‘Faithful Citizenship’

Partners for the Common Good

Monday, November 7th, 2016

It is fair to say that many of us will be very happy to see this election cycle come to a conclusion. This election season has been difficult and contentious in a number of areas, including the question of faith.  At times, rather than a national discussion on how religion and faith-based communities can be […] [Read more]

The Universal Vocation to Holiness and Religious Liberty

Monday, October 31st, 2016

In the Creed we profess our belief in the communion of saints. This includes the holy ones in heaven who have gone before us exemplifying what it means to follow Christ, the faithful departed being purified for the Father’s house and for whom we now pray, and it can and should include each of us […] [Read more]

Conscience: Our Guide Through Life

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

In recent months there has been much discussion about conscience.  It is said, “Let your conscience be your guide” for the choices we make in daily life.  This includes the decisions we will make in the voting booth on Election Day. We are also urged to make a frequent “examination of conscience.”  And there is […] [Read more]

Practicing Faithful Citizenship

Monday, October 24th, 2016

What is the responsibility of the Catholic citizen?  Pope Francis reminds us that we need to participate in the civic process for the common good, “Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the […] [Read more]

Faithful Citizenship and Civil Discourse

Monday, July 11th, 2016

This nation was established on the idea that we are all by nature free and equal persons. This concept of freedom does not mean absolute autonomy to do whatever one wants, but ordered liberty. It is the freedom to seek the good and live a conscientious virtuous life in harmony with the natural moral order, […] [Read more]

Making Moral Choices

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Every waking hour of our lives, we are constantly making decisions about what we do. As Christians, we recognize that as we do, there is a natural moral order, that there is such a thing as right and wrong in what we do or fail to do. We know that we ought to do what […] [Read more]

Exercising our Kingly Charism

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

“Did you vote?”  Today, this question will be asked in offices, supermarkets and family living rooms across the country. It is an important question that not only serves as a reminder that it is indeed Election Day, but also a reminder of our civic responsibility. Given our current political climate, it can be challenging to […] [Read more]