Why should I vote - Does the Church tell me who to vote for?
In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is considered a virtue, and participation in political life – especially voting – is considered a moral obligation. In their document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the U.S. Bishops note, “The Church’s obligation to participate in shaping the moral character of society is a requirement of our faith.” Being a faithful citizen requires a well-formed conscience, aided by reading Scripture, reflecting on Church teaching, examining the issues and praying.
The Catholic Church neither endorses nor opposes specific candidates for public office or political parties, nor does it tell Catholics for whom to vote. Rather, each Catholic must prayerfully reflect on the candidates’ positions in light of teachings of Christ and His Church, and participate in the privileged opportunity to promote the common good as they cast their vote. Use that opportunity on November 8. For more information, visit www.Hbgdiocese.org/vote
And the St. Joan of Arc coverage of the 2016 Olympics continues! Today the article we are sharing references nine (Yes, 9!) Olympians who are Alumni of Catholic Schools! You can read the article from The National Catholic Register on their website here
More Faith based Olympic coverage... Our favorite kind! :)
You can read this article from uCatholic here
Another story surfacing of an Olympian with a strong Catholic faith! Catholic News USA recently published a great write up on Gymnast Simone Biles (who took a gold medal this year) and her Catholic faith. You can read the article here.
Deacon Mortel is making headlines yet again! We are blessed to have him in our parish family!
You can read the article and watch the Deacon Mortel's interview on ABC27's website here.
Many of our wonderful parishioners are supporting this event. Please consider joining them!
Hershey's Walk for Clean Water is shaping up to be a fun family day in addition to its goal of raising awareness and money. The entire community is welcome to participate! You'll see your neighbors and friends there, along with fire trucks, ambulances, police vehicles, tons of free food, a raffle with some great prizes and so many fun games/activities for all ages. Already, $10,000 has been raised--so close to the $12,000 goal.
To get a free t-shirt, make sure you register for the Walk by Monday, April 4th.
You can visit the event website for more information by clicking here
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