Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bishops Call the Faithful to Form Consciences for November Election

Here are some things to think about as elections draw nearer.  As US Citizens, voters and Catholics, we need to bring Christian virtues to the public arena.



The relative silence of candidates and their campaigns on the moral imperative to resist and overcome poverty is both ominous and disheartening  In this election year, Catholics should review and act on what the U.S. bishops said on economic issues in Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: Economic decisions and institutions should be assessed according to whether they protect or undermine the dignity of the human person. Social and economic policies should foster the creation of jobs for all who can work with decent working conditions and just wages. Barriers to equal pay and employment for women and those facing unjust discrimination must be overcome. Catholic social teaching supports the right of workers to choose whether to organize, join a union, and bargain collectively, and to exercise these rights without reprisal. It also affirms economic freedom, initiative, and the right to private property. Workers, owners, employers, and unions should work together to create decent jobs, build a more just economy, and advance the common good.
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 -- Read more at: http://tinyurl.com/WorkersEconomy

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