Next week, on November 2, Illinois citizens will go to the polls to vote on new elected officials and various issues of importance to the state. The US bishops remind us that
responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation. This obligation is rooted in our baptismal commitment to follow Jesus Christ and to bear Christian witness in all we do.
Last night, at Springfield's first Theology on Tap, Fr. Christopher House spoke on the US bishop's document Forming Consciences for Fathful Citizenship. In his talk Fr. House outlined the bishop's teachings on engagement in the political process and the principles of the Church's social and moral teachings we should take into account when making political decisions.
A portion of Fr. House's remarks are excerpted here:
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The handout referenced by Fr. House is available at www.faithfulcitizenship.org.