|Election Day 2012 is upon us. The many months of this election cycle will come to an end as America goes to the polls tomorrow to elect our country's leaders. We are called both as Americans and as Christians to participate in the election.
|In the past days, weeks and months, we have shared with you the Church's teaching on the proper formation of conscience in preparation for voting, including creating a special web page posting statements from numerous Bishops from around the country.
Our own Dallas and Fort Worth Bishops Kevin Farrell and Kevin Vann's 2008 Joint Statement, summarizing the U.S. Bishops' teaching found in Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, guides us as faithul Catholics in how to balance issues of prudential judgment and those involving intrinsic evils, including "legalized abortion, the promotion of same sex unions and 'marriages', repression of religious liberty, as well as public policies permitting euthanasia, racial discrimination or destructive human embryonic stem cell research":
Let us take our Bishops' teaching to heart and put it into practice!
For comprehensive additional resources in final preparation for voting, please click here.
|Please join us in these final hours of prayer as Election Day approaches (find Election Novena here). Three parishes are also hosting Eucharistic Adoration in prayer for the election:
St. Mark Parish, Plano: Nov. 5, 9 a.m. - Nov. 6, 6 p.m.
Mater Dei Parish, Irving: Nov. 6, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Let us pray together for our country and all voters – and see you at the polls!