Faithful Citizenship

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades’ teaching and guidance on political engagement, voting, and Catholic issues.

Faithful Citizenship in a Divided Nation: The Political Responsibility of Catholics

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sept. 24, 2020 – “In this talk on faithful citizenship and our political responsibility as Catholics, I will begin with a look at the division, polarization, and extreme partisanship in our nation.  I will look at the political homelessness Catholics who are faithful to the teachings of the Church feel, particularly in relation to our two main political parties and their platforms. I will look at our political responsibility as Catholics, as faithful citizens, in the situation we find ourselves in today… I will look at some of the main polarizing issues in the cultural and political debate and where Catholics should stand on these issues in fidelity to our rich social doctrine.”

-Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

From Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades:

On the Political Responsibility of Catholics
Catholic Issues in Politics
On Religious Freedom
Faithful citizenship demands that Catholics hold fast to the teachings of the Church and not succumb to the temptation of adopting positions of either political party that are inimical to the truths of our faith.
Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

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