On Monday, the leaders of the federal parties faced each other in the only English-language television debate of the election. Re-watch the debate below from CBC’s YouTube page.
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Federal Election Debate from a Catholic Perspective originally broadcasted on Thursday, October 3, 2019.
The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church contemplates and outlines the rights and duties of a number of social institutions, and implies the purposes and utility of others. In the Church’s framework, both the roles and numbers of
M: If you’re okay with it, Brendan, I’d like to go one more round on the topic of saints for Catholic citizens. There’s one in particular I’d like to mention. He’s possibly a special one for Catholic Conscience: Saint John
One of the greatest spiritual tools afforded to us as Catholics in our journey towards God is the inspiration offered by the lives of saints. The saints are not just close to God in a special way, and people we
Twice a month, Matthew Marquardt and Brendan Steven get together over breakfast and talk about what it means to be a Christian citizen. These are their Conscience Conversations. Want to join the conversation? Want to learn more about Catholic social teaching, and how you can serve your community as an active Christian citizen? Reach out to us: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Political parties and civic engagement matter. The visions for society that parties support have an enormous effect on nations, particularly when they take up the reins of power. How do we, as citizens, engage with parties, and help shape those visions? How can engaged citizens make a difference in the political process?
Audio extract from May 1, 2019 event – “Responsible Approaches to the News: Conscientious News Consumption”, held at the Newman Centre at the University of Toronto. Original recorded on May 1, 2019.
Federal Election Guide: Good Citizenship
Catholic Conscience is proud to partner with The Catholic Register to present perspectives on issues of interest to Catholic voters in the lead-up to Canada's federal election. "Political strategists often talk about so-called ballot questions — the questions voters ask themselves as they cast their votes. For Catholics, our ballot questions should be: Is my vote contributing to the enrichment of God-given dignity and justice for every Canadian? Am I casting a vote for a candidate who has displayed the virtues of humility, integrity and respect for the dignity of all, a candidate who will enable and encourage the pursuit of the truth which ultimately is God?”
Source: The Catholic Register - September 19, 2019
Full article at: https://www.catholicregister.org/item/30286-federal-election-a-catholic-guide
Relevant political parties:
Conservative Party of Canada, Green Party of Canada, Liberal Party of Canada, New Democratic Party, Independent
Democracy, citizenship & participation, Human Rights & Duties, Stewardship of office
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