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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

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

Green Card Voices Exhibit
Aug 1 to Aug 26
2021
Sunday
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Green Card Voices ExhibitOn Display August 1-26Pope John XXIII Gallery, Lower LevelAugust 1-26Green Card Voices is a Minneapolis based, nonprofit that connects immigrants and their...
Habitat for Humanity Build
Aug 2 to Aug 6
2021
Monday
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Habitat for Humanity Annual Build 2021This year we will be back and better than ever with our annual Habitat for Humanity “work camp week”! It’s our 25th year of working on a Habitat home! The build...
Angels Unawares
Aug 7
2021
Saturday
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12:00 PM
Thank you to our sister parish Church of the Ascension for supporting the powerful message the Angels Unawares sculpture brings to our community.  Basilica Plaza12:00-7:00pm with Program of Prayer 5:...
Angels Unawares
Aug 10
2021
Tuesday
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7:30 AM
Thank you to our partner ICOM Minnesota Interfaith Coalition on Immigration for supporting the powerful message the Angels Unawares sculpture brings to our community. Basilica Plaza7:30am Prayer...
Aug 10
2021
Tuesday
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6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity Parish-Wide ForumTuesday, August 10, 6:30-7:30pm, ZoomJoin this important Zoom session to engage with and discuss The Basilica EDI Position Statement. Hear from Fr....
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Angels Unawares
Aug 12
2021
Thursday
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12:00 PM
Thank you to our partner Maryknoll Missioners Community for supporting the powerful message the Angels Unawares sculpture brings to our community. Basilica Plaza 12:00-7:00pm will be present for...
Angels Unawares
Aug 14
2021
Saturday
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4:00 PM
Thank you to our partner Archdiocese Ministerio Latino for supporting the powerful message the Angels Unawares sculpture brings to our community. Basilica Plaza4:00-7:00pm Program of PrayerAll are...
Angels Unawares
Aug 17
2021
Tuesday
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7:00 PM
Angels Unawares:  Webinar Panel DiscussionAugust 17 at 7:00-8:00pm, Zoom Join in a zoom webinar featuring three important viewpoints of the Angels Unawares Sculpture. We will hear about the...
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Angels Unawares
Aug 19
2021
Thursday
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12:00 PM
Thank you to our partners Lumen Christi Catholic Community, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Casa Guadalupana for supporting the powerful message the Angels Unawares sculpture brings to our community. ...
Aug 19
2021
Thursday
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1:00 PM
The Prisoners or Patients Task Force meets virtually the third Thursday of each month for one hour. If you are interested in joining us and discussing how The Basilica can help people coming out of...