To help voters prepare for the Ontario election Oct. 10, the Catholic Bishops of Ontario have revised and updated their 2002 pastoral letter “Taking Stock, an Examination of Conscience.” It provides reflections on Catholic social teaching and the many general issues on which it has a bearing.  It also includes discussion suggestions for study groups.

We’re also pleased to provide pdfs of the League’s popular position papers on the importance of participating in public life. In keeping with our commitment to bringing a positive and non-partisan perspective to political issues, these articles integrate contemporary Church teaching on Catholic participation in the public forum.

1. The Church and political affairs
2. The clergy and political affairs
3. The laity and political affairs
4. Catholic candidates for public office