Election Resources: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

By baptism, Catholics commit to following Jesus Christ and being, “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).

Learn more about how your faith calls you to be involved in public life.