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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.


Novena of Prayer for the Election
Please join us for a Novena of prayer before the Elections and an Octave of prayer following the elections.

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

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.” 

Invite your friends and family to to sign the Pledge. Share on social media and in discussion. 



Upcoming Events

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Feb 28
2:00 PM
Sunday, February 28Program at The Basilica - 2:00pm, Teresa of Calcutta HallPilgrimage Site - 3:20pm, St. Martin de Porres Parish site (N 5th Ave and N Bryant Ave)Sunday Mass - 4:30pm, The Basilica...
Mar 13
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Lift Every Voice: Race, Disability & Equality in the Performing ArtsA free webinar sponsored by The Basilica’s Disability Awareness MinistrySaturday, March 13, 202110:00–11:30am...
Mar 20
9:00 AM
Zoom: American Refugee Podcast Series[asset-4197-380]Sam Graber is the host of the award-winning podcast American Refugee. With a national listening audience, Sam lives outside Minneapolis and is a...