Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, guidance from the USCCB

Faithful Citizenship

Voting is an important way for Catholic Christians to influence public policy. Our Wisconsin Bishops, in their July 2018 letter on faithful citizenship, call on all Catholics to form their consciences, bring the principles of Catholic Social Teaching to bear on the decisions confronting us, and face the challenges of the public square with joy and courage. To help us in this task, they have provided a single-page summary of Principles of Catholic Social Teaching and a longer document, Faithful Citizenship with guidance on forming our consciences and applying Catholic Social Teaching to some important issues of the day.

For a fuller discussion of these matters, we invite you to read and study the full teaching from the U.S. Bishops, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States, available in English and Spanish at the USCCB website.