Pope Francis gives an address to a joint session of the US Congress in September of 2015
In preparation for the 2022 midterm elections, we're created a three-part advocacy training for faithful citizens. These virtual trainings are designed to give people of faith the spiritual formation and the tools to make informed decisions in the midterm election and to advocate for a just society after the elections.
While midterm elections do not get as much attention as presidential elections, it's as important for everyday people, including Catholics, to participate in this political process. Midterm elections determine the make-up of the House of Representatives and the Senate in Congress. The 2022 election will significantly shape the policy agenda of the federal government for the next two years.
As Catholics, we believe that we have a “duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and well-being of all.” In the first part of our training, we present an introduction to Catholic Social Teaching. Where does Catholic Social Teaching as a body of teaching come from? What does it mean for the way we live our lives? And what does it mean for the way we should participate in political processes?
Watch the training below.
- Learn more here about forming your conscience from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
- Download here "The Advocate's Toolbox."
Watch the other sessions of "Advocacy Training for Faithful Citizens:"