The obligation to participate in political life is rooted in our baptismal commitment to follow Jesus Christ and to bear Christian witness in all we do. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, “It is necessary that all participate, each according to his position and role, in promoting the common good. This obligation is inherent in the dignity of the human person.... As far as possible citizens should take an active part in public life” (nos. 1913-1915).
- Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, No. 13
The Election Season is upon us and the Nebraska Catholic Conference hopes to be a continued and trusted resource for you and your parish. Below are some resources that can be used to help promote some of the materials we have put together or support.
We invite you to also review our Faithful Citizenship page.
Sample Bulletin/Pulpit Announcement
The General Election is right around the corner on Nov. 8th, and early voting has already begun. We invite all Catholics to inform their conscience on the major issues of our time, as well as take time to learn about the candidates running for public office. The Nebraska Catholic Conference has issued its Nebraska Catholic Voter Guide. This resources provides candidate information for state and federal legislative races, the governor's race, and State Board of Education races. Learn more about your candidates at NebraskaCatholicVoter.com.
Las elecciones generales son el 8 de noviembre y la votación anticipada ya comenzó. Invitamos a todos los católicos a informar su conciencia sobre los principales problemas de nuestro tiempo, así como a tomarse el tiempo para conocer a los candidatos que se postulan para cargos públicos. La Conferencia Católica de Nebraska ha publicado su Guía del Votante Católico de Nebraska. Estos recursos brindan información sobre los candidatos para las contiendas legislativas estatales y federales, la contienda para gobernador y las contiendas para la Junta Estatal de Educación. Obtenga más información sobre sus candidatos en NebraskaCatholicVoter.com.