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LIM hosts webinar on Catholic voting perspectives featuring Archbishop Aymond

October 19, 2012

The Loyola Institute for Ministry will present a free webinar on Catholic perspectives on voting featuring Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory Michael Aymond Monday, Oct. 22. The webinar begins at 8 p.m. CDT and may be accessed online. While the webinar is free and open to the public, space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

In 2007, with an update in 2011, U.S. Catholic Bishops published a document titled "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility." Faithful citizenship means to “lift up our dual heritage as both faithful Catholics and American citizens. We are members of a community of faith with a long tradition of teaching and action on human life, and dignity, marriage and family, justice and peace, care for creation, and the common good," according to the document. "As Americans, we are also blessed with religious liberty which safeguards our right to bring our principles and moral convictions into the public arena."

Tom Ryan, Ph.D., LIM director, said the upcoming U.S. presidential election provides a good opportunity to reflect on Catholic teaching, its implications for faithful citizenship, and our privilege to vote. The archbishop will lead the discussion which examines voting from a uniquely Catholic perspctive.

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