“Responsible citizenship is a virtue and participation in political life is a moral obligation…”
— Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, USCCB, 2008, No. 1


Key activities for the year include Catholic Lobby Day each Spring, presentations on Catholic Social Teaching, and advocacy training.

The Office of Social Ministries supports parish advocacy in:

Budget Economic Justice
Civil Rights Health Care
Climate Change Housing
Criminal Justice Immigration Reform
Death Penalty Labor
Dignity of Life Peacemaking
Domestic Violence Worker Justice



External Links

Legislative Networks

Live out your commitment to faithful citizenship by taking action at one or all of the links below!  Most will allow you to register online to receive regular updates and alerts.



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