Election and Political Activities Guide

As Catholics, we are called to carry the values of the Gospel and the teachings of our Church into the public square. As citizens of the United States, we have a duty to participate in the framing and the debate of public issues and in the selection of those who occupy positions of civic leadership. These dual responsibilities to faith and citizenship are at the heart of what it means to be a Catholic in a free and democratic nation. This guide, approved by the bishops of Florida, is intended to encourage Catholic clergy and laity to facilitate the involvement of their faith communities in appropriate election related activities. These activities are designed to increase parishioner interest in the policy issues that will characterize this election year’s debate, to focus their attention on candidate positions, and encourage them to exercise their right to vote. Questions and requests for guidance on these and other election related issues should be directed to the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, 201 W. Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301, phone (850) 205-6820 or email info@flaccb.org.

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2016 Election Activities Guide