Catholic Diocese of Dallas

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Adult Faith Formation Course Description

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COURSE IS CANCELLED Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship


This workshop is for all adult parishioners, including ministry leaders in catechetics, liturgy, youth and young adult ministry, and other ministries, who would like to know and share with others our political responsibility as Catholics.

Facilitators will introduce to the participants Forming Conscience for Faithful Citizenship, which is the teaching document issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to guide Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy.


Facilitators will train participants to teach and encourage parishioners at the local parishes to exercise their political rights and duties according to the teachings of the Church.

Participants will learn

  • why the Church teaches about issues affecting public policy
  • who in the Church should participate in political life
  • the importance of well-formed conscience
  • the Four Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
  • the Summary of policy positions of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)