More than 1,000 Minnesota Catholics — including 73 from the Diocese of St. Cloud — came to St. Paul March 9 to deliver a heartfelt message to their elected representatives: “Catholic voices count!”
The election Nov. 8 changed the makeup of the Minnesota Legislature as well as Congress and the White House. Here’s what the impact might be.
We modern-day disciples face many challenges when it comes to voting and living out our civic responsibilities. We live in a political environment often marked by strident partisanship, negative campaigning and simplistic sound bites. We may feel politically homeless because candidates and political parties fail to embrace a vision of society consistent with the Gospel — a vision that respects everyone’s God-given human dignity and helps build a world in which every person can reach their full potential.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — March for Life Action has launched a public awareness campaign through digital and television outlets saying that candidates running for public office who promise to expand women’s access to abortion “are out of touch with American voters.” “With this ad, we encourage Americans to take a deeper look at their candidates,” said […]
The Diocese of St. Cloud’s website includes a page devoted to “faithful citizenship,” including bulletin inserts in English and Spanish from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, articles on election issues and how to form your conscience to vote, a “Question of the Week” section and other resources. Visit: http://stcdio.org/faithful-citizenship-2016.
America has 46.7 million people living in poverty, but there’s been little talk on the presidential campaign trail about the needs of poor people.
With the haunting lyrics of a song that refers to a lynching sung in the background, a group of African-American Catholics in Los Angeles gathered in mid-August to meditate on the fatal shootings of unarmed black men and boys, linking their suffering to the persecution and crucifixion of Jesus.
Conscience brings us into the realm of morality, considering not only what could be done, but what ought to be done in specific situations.
The level of distaste for both major parties’ presidential candidates is at an historic high. In the midst of this discontent, the traces of two distorted approaches to voting have become clear.
Venturing into the political realm today can be an unappealing prospect. Sometimes it seems that American politics appeals to our base fears and prejudices while advancing only the special interests of a powerful few. Often sound bites, faux controversies and empty gestures take the place of true civil discourse and a deeper understanding of how […]