Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"Forming Citizens for Faithful Citizenship," Document

U.S. Bishops move to help form consciences as 2008 election draws near

Baltimore, November 14 (CNA) .- A new document concerning the duties of Catholic voters has been overwhelmingly approved at the Baltimore meeting of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops this morning. Many of the bishops expressed their belief that this is document is a great improvement over teachings from past years.

Titled "Forming Citizens for Faithful Citizenship," the document is an update to past conference statements of the same name.  Unlike previous years, this version underwent multiple revisions and was brought before the whole bishops' conference for approval. The bishops approved the document with 97.8 % in favor and only three votes against it.

"In Cordibus Jesu et Mariae"