NEW: Policy Regarding Political Candidates and Catholic Parishes
Last Updated on September 4, 2018
The lay men and women of the People of God are called to engage in the world in ways that support and encourage the common good of all. This rightly includes participation in the democratic process. We are blessed to have men and women who regularly put their names forward as potential elected representatives of their neighbours for various political parties. While this is to be both celebrated and encouraged, the relationship between our Catholic parishes and those who are campaigning for any political party requires a good and healthy clarification. Our hope is the attached guidelines provide clarity both for candidates and our Catholic parish communities.