Being Catholic

'Go and make disciples of all nations'. ... Jesus is calling you to be a disciple with a mission!
-Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis, Waterfront of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, XXVIII World Youth Day, Sunday, 28 July 2013

Archdiocese of Boston


66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, MA 02184-3839
Telephone: 617-254-0100
Snow Phone Line – (617) 746-5991

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Bethany Chapel
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
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It is the goal of the Pastoral Center to remain open during inclement weather unless travel conditions make it hazardous to get to work. In the event the offices are closed or there is a delay in opening, an announcement will be sent out via the IRIS system. In addition, notice will be recorded on the Snow Phone Line –  (617) 746‐5991 – no later than 5:45 a.m.


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Being A Faithful Citizen

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States

For Catholics, participation in political life is seen as a moral obligation.  We are called to bear Christian witness in our daily lives and also to be responsible citizens in the human community in which we live and work.  Sometimes this can be very challenging and forming an important balance is necessary in living out a genuine Christian identity in our neighborhood, town/city, state, country, and world.  We have a responsibility to work for and protect the common good.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:  “It is necessary that all participate, each according to his position and role, in promoting the common good. This obligation is inherent in the dignity of the human person. . . . As far as possible, citizens should take an active part in public life.” (nos. 1913-1915)

The Catholic Church calls its members to participation in political life with several key ideals in mind.  Political involvement should be shaped by the moral convictions of well-formed consciences and focused on the dignity of every human being, the pursuit of the common good, and the protection of the weak and the vulnerable. To this end the US Catholic Bishops have written a statement to help inform the consciences of Catholics today.  Included in the document is information on dealing with important topics that shape the lives of people today and the future of our county. 

Conscience and the Catholic Voter