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Faithful Citizenship resources


The Diocese has provided documents based upon the principles contained in the Faithful Citizenship materials from the USCCB, to assist parishioners in formation of their conscience in preparation for the election.

Please find useful resources below:

Letter from Bishop Buridge

English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)

Forming Your Conscience in Preparation for Choosing Political Candidates in 2016:

Concerning Fundamental Human Life Issues

Concerning Religious Liberty and Human Dignity

Concerning Poverty, Work and Human Dignity

Concerning Immigration and Human Dignity

The teaching document from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (en espanol) provides guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in democracy.

The Faithful Citizenship web page is designed to help Catholics form their conscience when making these decisions. It has information for individuals, schools and parishes.