Catholic Civic Engagement (common good (human decency (food and shelter,…
Catholic Civic Engagement
FCFC advocate that the voice of those who cannot vote should be heard
Actions such as abortion and euthanasia violate human dignity.
Every human being has a right to life
food and shelter, education and employment, health care and housing,
freedom of religion and family life
Rights should be understood and exercised in a moral
framework rooted in the dignity of the human person.
The economy must serve people
jobs that uphold the dignity and rights of workers
Preferential Option for the Poor: states that the poor should be given preferential treatment.
Includes all groups who are marginalized such as widows, orphans, prisoners, and the sick and needy.
Includes the scriptural call to welcome the stranger among us.
Teaches that the family is the first and fundamental unit of society.
Parents should uphold the right and responsibility to care for their children.
How do we form faithful consciences?
Approaching issues with an openness to seek the truth
studying sacred scripture and the teachings of the Church
examining facts and background information