Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Building Faithful Citizenship

Building Faithful Citizenship is a brief, weekly bulletin reflection on the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Document, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.

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Today’s Gospel calls us to think as God does. Jesus’ life of selflessness, sacrifice for others, and unconditional love, gives us insight into how God thinks! Our U.S. Catholic Bishops help us understand this call in their pastoral, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: “The Church equips its members to address political and social questions by helping them develop a well-formed conscience. Catholics have a serious and lifelong obligation to form their consciences in accord with human reason and teaching of the Church. Conscience is the voice of God resounding in the human heart and revealing the truth to us – calling us to do what is good while shunning what is evil.”

Reflection: How can we prepare for the November elections? Are we willing to examine the facts about political and social questions of our day, study Sacred Scripture and the Catechism of the Church, pray to discern the voice of God?