The Diocesan Social Action Office through the five Catholic Commissions have scheduled the following forums on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, Living Our Faith, Loving Our Neighbor in an Election Year (and Beyond) in cooperation with the Diocesan Legal Office and the Theology Department of Saint Mary Seminary.
Bishop Lennon has urged us to present the document as a guide for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy.
Review the U.S. Bishops document "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship">
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops urged us to use this important statement to help form our consciences and to shape our choices in the coming election in the light of Catholic teaching. Each scheduled forum will have a presenter from the Diocesan Social Action Office, the Legal Office and a theology faculty member of Saint Mary Seminary.
All forums will include Conscience Formation and the issue of Religious Liberty.
Please feel free to publicize the forums in your and neighboring areas as these will be the presentations for the fall election season.
For more information, contact Sister Kathleen Ryan, SND at
or (216) 939-3843.
Schedule of Forums:
Thursday, September 6, 2012, 7:00 p.m. - Nativity of the Lord Parish, 2425 Myersville Road, Akron;
Monday, September 10, 2012, 12:30 p.m. - Lorain District Parishes at St. Mary Parish, 320 Middle Avenue, Elyria;
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 7:00 p.m. - Divine Word Parish, 8100 Eagle Road, Kirtland;
Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7:00 p.m. - St. Mary Parish, 340 N. Main Street, Hudson;
Monday, September 17, 2012, 7:00 p.m. - St. Sebastian Parish, 476 Mull Avenue, Akron;
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 7:00 p.m. - Our Lady of the Lake Parish, 19951 Lake Shore Boulevard, Euclid;
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 7:00 p.m. - Holy Martyrs Parish, 3100 S. Weymouth Road, Medina;
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7:00 p.m. - Church of the Gesu, 2490 Miramar Boulevard, University Heights;
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 7:00 p.m. - Mary Queen of the Apostles Parish, 6455 Engle Road, Brook Park;
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 7:00 p.m. - Suburban Southeast Parishes at St. Therese Parish, 5276 E. 105th Avenue, Garfield Heights;
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:00 p.m. - St. Clarence Parish (Special Presentation on Conscience Formation by Sister Mary McCormick, OSU and not a panel presentation) 30106 Lorain Road, North Olmsted;
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:00 p.m. - St. Mary Parish, 250 Kraft Street, Berea.