- Jan 20, 2020
Current issues of the day and references to the teachings of Pope Francis can be found throughout the materials approved by the U.S. bishops to supplement their existing document on Catholic participation in public life.
The U.S. Catholic bishops kick off their general assembly next Monday in Baltimore.
Rancor in politics, especially these days, may be the norm, but a nationwide effort is underway to remind people that civility in political discussions is a virtue.
The U.S. bishops’ quadrennial document that provides guidance to voters on Catholic social teaching during a presidential election year won’t change for 2020 but will be supplemented by a brief letter and four 90-second videos that reflect the teaching of Pope Francis.
In a vote on Thursday, the U.S. Bishops voted in favor of moving forward with new supplemental materials on ‘Faithful Citizenship’ that better apply the teaching of Pope Francis.
What can Catholics do faced with an impossible choice of platforms in this year’s elections? The Bishop of Brownsville, TX, whose diocese is one of the poorest and most bilingual, has a long experience with disillusioned voters — and has some advice.