by Thomas Reese, S.J., NCR After much effort and debate, the U.S. bishops approved a new introduction and an amended version of "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship," the document issued every four years before a presidential election. The introduction and revision, which were the work of 10 committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, … Continue reading POLITICS: “Faithful Citizenship,” what next?
by Thomas Reese, S.J., NCR At their spring meeting this week in New Orleans, the U.S. bishops decided they would modify their most recent statement on political responsibility but not totally rewrite it. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have issued these statements prior to presidential elections since 1976. The most recent document, "Faithful Citizenship," … Continue reading REFLECTION: Unnecessary defensive mood could permeate bishops’ modified ‘Faithful Citizenship’