"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
Political Responsibility and Our Catholic Faith
The Catholic bishops of the United States have given us Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, a document on the political responsibility of Catholics. This document is intended to guide Catholics in the exercise of our rights and duties as participants in our democracy. We offer this to you in hopes to help all of us form our consciences; to teach those entrusted to our care; to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue; and to help you make your own decisions in the coming election in light of Catholic teaching.
We are called to witness to Faithful Citizenship as we participate in the public square through political engagement and civil dialogue.
Learn how Catholics across the country are putting their faith into action through civic engagement with Success Stories from WeAreSaltandLight.org and learn more about our call to engage in civil dialogue at CivilizeIt.org.