Peace & Justice

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

Sunday, October 26, 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.

For Sunday Bulletins on November 2

This weekend commemorates all the faithful departed, remembering all souls who have transitioned from this life stage to the next. We should also recognize ourselves on this journey of all souls. We are already living the promise of eternal life as we await the transition others have made. As we make the journey through this stage of eternal life, God calls us to be continually faithful to the demands of love and justice.

This week we look at the end of the US election process. While it is the end of the elections it is not the end of faithful attentiveness to the issues which affect us, our families and neighbors. We are responsible for the civic journey with our newly elected leadership. We are responsible, through the lens of love and justice, for our communal journey. We are in a life process together with all souls on the journey.