Every four years since the mid 1970's the Administrative Board of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) has adopted a statement on political responsibility. This traditional statement calls Catholics to active involvement inpolitical life, outlines the role of the Church, and points out key moral and human issues for consideration in the comint election.
This year's statement is Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship - A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States.
For more information click on the USCCB website above or http://www.faithfulcitizenship.org/
Additional helpful websites:
Center for Public Policy Priorities http://www.cppp.org/
Texas Catholic Conference http://www.txcatholic.org/
The Challenge of Forming Consciences
In times of terror and war, of global insecurity and economic uncertainty, of disrespect for human life and human dignity, we need to return to basic moral principles. Politics. . . should be about fundamental moral choices. How do we protect human life and dignity? How do we fairly share the blessings and burdens of the challenges we face? What kind of nation do we want to be? What kind of world do we want to shape?
USCCB Administrative Committee
Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Call To Political Responsibility