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Faithful Citizenship

"We need to participate 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 leader can govern."  Pope Francis, 9/16/13

As Catholics, we bring the richness of our faith to the public square. We draw from both faith and reason as we seek to affirm the dignity of the human person and the common good of all. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops offers us a document, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, to guide us as we seek to exercise our rights and duties as citizens.

Everyone is called to participate in public life and contribute to the common good.

Learn more about Faithful Citizenship through our upcoming programs below.

 

Other Resources

Being a Faithful Citizen: Blog by Fr. John Bauer

Network: Advocates for Justice, Inspired by Sisters -- 2020 Election Toolkit

Nuns on the Bus

www.usccb.org/offices/justice-peace-human-development/forming-consciences-faithful-citizenship

With Malice Toward None

With Malice Toward None is an initiative of Braver Angels, a citizens' organization of red, blue, and other Americans working for less rancor and more goodwill in our politics. The language comes from Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865: 

  • “With malice toward none, with charity for all…” – 

Prayerfully consider your part in the common good for all, and take the Pledge:

With Malice Toward None Pledge: 

  • “Regardless of how the election turns out, I will not hold hate, disdain, or ridicule for those who voted differently from me. Whether I am pleased or upset about the outcome, I will seek to understand the concerns and aspirations of those who voted differently and will look for opportunities to work with people with whom I disagree.” 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PLEDGE. 
Invite your friends and family to to sign the Pledge. Share on social media and in discussion. 

 

 

Upcoming Events

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Sep 29
2020
Tuesday
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6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tired of the vitriol and division as we approach this fall’s presidential election? Join together in a three-part Zoom series to read and discuss Dr. Bernie Evans’ book, Vote...
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Oct 1
2020
Thursday
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6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
ZOOM: Theological Roots of Nationalism Lecture SeriesThursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 29 and November 5 & 12, 6:30-8:00pmNazism has become a byword for unspeakable...
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Oct 8
2020
Thursday
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6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
ZOOM: Theological Roots of Nationalism Lecture SeriesThursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 29 and November 5 & 12, 6:30-8:00pmNazism has become a byword for unspeakable...
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Oct 10
2020
Saturday
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9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Tired of the vitriol and division as we approach this fall’s presidential election? Join together in a three-part Zoom series to read and discuss Dr. Bernie Evans’ book, Vote...
Register
Oct 13
2020
Tuesday
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7:30 AM
Join members of the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) on the second Tuesday of every month. Raise your voice in prayer and protest about the separation of families that happens in the Twin...
Oct 13
2020
Tuesday
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6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Immigration Nation is a six-part Netflix documentary series looking inside the world of immigration enforcement over the past four years. Watch it at home. Then join Basilica parishioners in a Zoom...
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Oct 15
2020
Thursday
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6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
ZOOM: Theological Roots of Nationalism Lecture SeriesThursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 29 and November 5 & 12, 6:30-8:00pmNazism has become a byword for unspeakable...
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Oct 27
2020
Tuesday
at
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Immigration Nation is a six-part Netflix documentary series looking inside the world of immigration enforcement over the past four years. Watch it at home. Then join Basilica parishioners in a Zoom...
Register
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Oct 29
2020
Thursday
at
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
ZOOM: Theological Roots of Nationalism Lecture SeriesThursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 29 and November 5 & 12, 6:30-8:00pmNazism has become a byword for unspeakable...
Register
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Nov 5
2020
Thursday
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6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
ZOOM: Theological Roots of Nationalism Lecture SeriesThursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 29 and November 5 & 12, 6:30-8:00pmNazism has become a byword for unspeakable...
Register