Event Name: Faithful Citizenship and Religious Freedom Course
Location: Most Precious Blood
Date(s): Oct 5-12, 2012
Oftentimes we do not know how our faith is meant to impact our participation in the democratic process. On the one hand, we do not feel that it would be right to force our beliefs on other people. On the other, however, we know it would be wrong to keep God out of the world or to act like our faith does not apply to politics. We wonder what to do when both candidates represent Catholics on some issues but not on others: how do you evaluate which is the more moral choice? Can there be “discipleship in the world of politics”? Are there objective, moral, right, and wrong issues when I vote? Or is it right to think only of what will most benefit me, instead of following God’s laws and thinking of my country? Can I sin in the way I vote? Christ reveals what it means to be fully human and the Church is an expert in humanity. The Church teaches us how to develop a “consistent moral framework” that will offer answers that make sense of all these questions and others. Come to a two week class during one of the dates listed below for a guided discussion of the US Bishops teaching in the documents, “Faithful Citizenship” and “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty.” Learn how to make your faith, your voting, and your respect for fellow citizens into a new seamless garment, one that involves a consistent moral framework formed by Christ’s teaching. For more info email Matthew Moore at: email@example.com.