Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We are quickly approaching a time when our nation provides us the privilege to cast our vote.  The diocesan offices and parish offices will have received several voting guides provided by various organizations.

As a newly ordained priest, I innocently passed out various voting guides and the result was we were approached by an organization with potential legal action if the voting guides were not removed. I ask that our parishes provide as handouts or post on their respective websites only materials provided on the Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship USCCB website.

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship –

Catholics Care. Catholics Vote. “We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern.”

This has been reviewed by their legal counsel. Thank you for taking your time to vote with a well formed conscience.

Sincerely in Christ,

Bishop Chad Zielinski