Catholics Care. Catholics Vote.
"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
From the Catholic Bishops of the United States
As we approach the upcoming mid-term elections, the Catholic bishops of the United States are pleased to offer once again to the Catholic faithful Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (en Español), their teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. This statement represents our guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy. They urge all pastors, lay and religious faithful, and all people of good will to use this statement to help form their consciences; to teach those entrusted to their care; to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue; and to shape political choices in the coming election in light of Catholic teaching. The statement lifts up our dual heritage as both faithful Catholics and American citizens with rights and duties as participants in the civil order.
Read Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States (en Español), which provides a framework for Catholics in the United States.
Learn more online at http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/faithful-citizenship/
From the Catholic Bishops of Texas
The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (https://txcatholic.org/) advocates on behalf of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Texas for policies and programs that support the life and dignity of every human person from conception through natural death. You can visit their site to view their Legislative Agenda and positions on current bills, including Life and Family Life, Immigration, Education, Healthcare, Religious Liberty, and more.
There are also links and information to contact your state lawmakers.
Learn more online at https://txcatholic.org/