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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Catholic Conference of Ohio Bulletin Insert:
Reflections on Choosing Political Candidates

Ohio Secretary of State Voting Information
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USCCB Faithful Citizenship Reflection Guide
Do's and Don'ts Guidelines during Election Season


"As Catholics, we bring the richness of our faith to the public square. We draw from both faith and reason as we seek to affirm the dignity of the human person and the common good of all... Everyone living in this country is called to participate in public life and contribute to the common good...
Introductory Letter to Faithful Citizenship

General Election November 3 / Absentee Voting By Mail & Early In-Person Voting Is Underway

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Ohio Bishops Offer "Reflections on Choosing Political Candidates"

Updated handout offers reflection questions and references based upon the USCCB "Faithful Citizenship" Document

This Catholic Conference of Ohio educational/bulletin insert offers reflections on:

Promoting the Sacredness of Human Life;
Applying a Consistent Moral Framework;
Making Decisions based upon Prudential Discernment; 
Serving as Models of Civil Dialogue


USCCB document: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

2020 Election Novena Resources


Civilize It is a non-partisan call to focus on the dignity of all people, even when we disagree, and to put faith in action by bearing witness to a better way forward


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October is Respect Life Month

Addressing Racism

Read statements, take actions, pray and download educational materials from the USCCB

"My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life." 
Pope Francis, June 2020

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Prayer During the Coronavirus


Holy Virgin of Guadalupe

Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas. We fly to you today as your beloved children. We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother, and gain for our nation and world, and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels, that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted, we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance. Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful, wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing, teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind. Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence, knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother, health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, keep us in the embrace of your arms, help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus.

 Amen.

 

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