The Best of Ourselves

Fr. Sam invites you to Vote
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“We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern.”— Pope Francis

The upcoming election offers Catholics a valuable chance to consider how the messages of the Scriptures and the insights of Catholic teaching can be applied to the priority issues of our society. The U.S. Catholic bishops have urged us to recognize the moral and ethical dimensions of the issues and to “to see beyond party politics, to analyze campaign rhetoric critically, and to choose their political leaders according to principle, not party affiliation or mere self-interest” (Living the Gospel of Life, no. 33). We strongly urge all parishioners to become informed on key issues and to vote. If you would like information about Catholic teaching on our civic responsibilities, please visit

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