Monday, September 22, 2008

Be Prepared to VOTE!

Make the Connection...using new media to strengthen your connection to faith!

You will often hear the media's take on what Catholics believe and what the Church teaches during the news and in the paper. Unfortunately, the reporting is not always accurate or fully explained. We owe it to ourselves and our affiliation with the Catholic Church to understand what the Church REALLY says about social issues and learn about our role as citizens. And with election day right around the corner (even though the campaigning seems to be unending) we also need to be prepared to make the best possible decisions for the next leaders of our state and country.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have put together a great website: It is chock full of excellent resources. Take a Faithful Citizenship quiz with Steve Angrisano (recognize his name from the hymnal? He's a well known song writer!), watch the thought of the day or tune into a message for teens. Listen to Podcasts on Catholic Social teaching. Find prayer resources and ways to take action.

You may even learn something you didn't know before and hopefully be inspired to live out your faith while making your decisions in November.

If you have questions or suggestions for "Make the Connection", feel free to contact me!
Peace of Christ to you!
Kerry Madden, The Catholic Parish Media Liaison

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