"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, 9/16/13
Below are helpful downloadable resources for Parishes and Schools to help in this 2016 Electoral Season.
Resources on the Death Penalty Ballot Initiative
- Bulletin Announcements
- Intercessions for Mass
- Prayer Card
- St. Maximilian Kolbe was a 20th century Polish Franciscan priest with a great devotion to Our Lady. He published a Catholic magazine condemning the Nazis, leading to his arrest and placement in the Auschwitz concentration camp. When one man, Franciszek Gajowniczek, was chosen to die, Kolbe offered his own life in place since Franciszek had a wife and children who needed him. Kolbe was later executed by lethal injection. St. Maximilian Kolbe was canonized as a martyr. Now, we ask for his intercession for those on death row.
Election 2016 - Political Responsibility Guidelines (Downloads)
Important information on how to share the Church's teaching on political responsibility and how to encourange non-partisan voter participation while still honoring political campaign prohibitions.
Posters & Prayer Cards (Downloads)
School Lesson Plans
These lesson plans are designed to be used in parish
religious education programs and in Catholic elementary, junior and high schools. (USCCB)