This election year we, Missionaries of the Precious Blood, respond to our call to political responsibility in choosing our nation’s leadership. We can once again thank our Catholic Bishops of the United States with providing us with a framework for examining our consciences as we strive to be faithful citizens. May we rely on their guidance as we invoke the Holy Spirit to gift us with prudence in this difficult decision making. Let us turn once again to the bishops’ statement, “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” and apply Catholic moral principles to a range of important issues.
One such current and problematic issue is immigration reform. The bishops acknowledged in their statement the following: the failure to repair a broken immigration system that promotes true respect for law, protect the human rights and dignity of immigrants and refugees, recognize their contributions to our nation, keep families together, and advance the common good. I ask you all to please attend one of our final study sessions on immigration reform in preparation for our Annual Assembly. Let’s truly explore this issue together through critical discussion and debate as we move towards making a corporate stance.
Please choose one of the following sessions to attend for study: April 1st in St. Joseph at 4 p.m., April 2nd in Sedalia at 10 a.m., April 3rd in Liberty at 4 p.m.