Being a Faithful Citizen

“Responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation. As Catholics, we should be guided more by our moral convictions than by our attachment to a political party or interest group.  In today’s environment, Catholics may feel politically disenfranchised, sensing that no party and few candidates fully share our comprehensive commitment to human life and dignity.  Catholic lay women and men need to act on the Church’s moral principles and become more involved; running for office, working within political parties, and communicating concerns to elected officials. Even those who cannot vote should raise their voices on matters that affect their lives and the common good.” (Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, USCCB)

Stay Informed and Work with Lawmakers in Michigan

The Catholic Advocacy Network, of the Michigan Catholic Conference, provides an opportunity for Michigan Catholics to stay updated on current policy issues and to contact their lawmakers about these issues. To join other Catholics around the state and to learn more, click here!*

*The Michigan Catholic Conference serves as the official voice of the Catholic Church in Michigan on matters of public policy. 

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) provides opportunities for Catholics to express their concerns and opinions about critical federal issues. Visit USCCB Action Center to sign up for action alerts and to take action!

Click here to learn more about Catholic participation in political life.