Homily Suggestions and Bulletin Insert for September 2
September 2, 2012 is one of four Faithful Citizenship Sundays on which all parishes are encouraged to reflect on important themes. The theme of the September 2 homily suggestions (also available in Spanish) and bulletin insert (also available in Spanish) is "Conscience Formation". In Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship the bishops describe their role to "help Catholics form their consciences correctly, to provide guidance on the moral dimensions of public decisions, and to encourage the faithful to carry out their responsibilities in political life" (FCFC, no. 15). You may wish to use these materials along with the video by Bishop McManus and the Guide to Faithful Citizenship video on the same topic.
Faithful Citizenship Audio Announcements
30-second and 60-second audio messages that explore the major themes of Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship are now available at www.faithfulcitizenship.org. The messages invite listeners to visit this website for further learning about topics such as civility, conscience formation, human life and dignity, and more. You can share these audio messages with your local Catholic radio stations. Listen to the messages now.
Faithful Citizenship Webinar for Family Life Ministers (August 16, 2012)
How does Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship relate to everyday family life? In partnership with the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers (NACFLM), JPHD will offer a webinar on Families and Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship on August 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. If there is a family life ministry contact in your diocese, please share this invitation with them. They can RSVP for the webinar here.