Catholic Voice NC is a new statewide initiative that will give Catholics in North Carolina the opportunity to communicate with their state legislators on issues of importance. It will provide information to subscribers on legislative matters of interest to Catholics in light of Catholic teaching.
Among the legislative issues tracked are:
People are invited to register for alerts, so that when an important issue arises you will receive an email inviting you to contact your legislators to express your views.
You can also find out Who are my Representatives?
You may also track legislative issues at a federal level though the Network, the national Catholic Social Justice Lobby.
|Faithful Citizenship/Election 2016|
|As Catholics, we are part of a community with profound teachings that help us consider challenges in public life, contribute to greater justice and peace for all people, and evaluate policy positions, party platforms, and candidates' promises and actions in light of the Gospel in order to help build a better world.
The contentiousness that is found in the current political season sends an important message to all Catholics to carefully consider their choices.
This newsletter will help Catholics form their consciences when selecting candidates for political office.
Individual and parish resources are available here and on the Faithful Citizenship website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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|Why Should Catholics Care|
|The Church's obligation to participate in shaping the moral character of society is a requirement of our faith, a part of the mission given to us by Jesus Christ. As people of both faith and reason, Catholics are called to bring truth to political life and to practice Christ's commandment to "love one another" (Jn 13:34).
The US Constitution protects the right of individual believers and religious bodies to proclaim and live out their faith without government interference, favoritism, or discrimination. Civil law should recognize and protect the Church's right and responsibility to participate in society without abandoning its moral convictions. Our nation's tradition of pluralism is enhanced, not threatened, when religious groups and people of faith bring their convictions into public life. The Catholic community brings to political dialogue a consistent moral framework and broad experience serving those in need.