“Responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation,” the U.S. Bishops have said.
Pope Francis says we need to “overcome apathy” and offer “a Christian response to the social and political anxieties” around us. “Good Catholics immerse themselves in politics,” says the Pope. If you have not already done so, take this opportunity to jointhe Maryland Catholic Advocacy Network and discover an easy way to promote the common good. The Catholic Advocacy Network, an outreach of the Maryland Catholic Conference, is an email network that keeps you updated on issues including assisted suicide, Catholic schools, poverty, immigration, and more. It also puts you in direct contact with lawmakers to share your views. To sign up, visit mdcathcon.org, go to the menu, and select Advocacy. Please seriously consider taking advantage of this great opportunity to put your faith into action.