“Responsible citizenship is a virtue,
and participation in political life is a moral obligation.” — Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
By our baptism, Catholics are committed to following Jesus Christ and to be “salt for the earth, light for the nations.” As the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, “It is necessary that all participate, according to his position and role, in promoting the common good. This 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).
Posted February 7, 2012:Click here for form letter – please send this to your congressman and senator. A ruling on the Affordable Care Act (signed into law on March 23, 2010) with regards to Contraception and Serilization would require religious institutions, that serve the greater good (based on need, rather than religion), to provide health-care coverage that includes contraception and sterilization. There is an exemption for people who are served that are of the same faith as the organization, HOWEVER, it does not include our service and employment of people of other faiths, forcing a religious organization to pay for actions that are in violation of our teachings. This would cause us to either stop serving people of other faiths, or, stop providing health-care coverage to our employees. Please download and send the provided letter today.