US bishops consider refreshing election advice

The US bishops are considering approving a new introductory note and a limited revision of their quadrennial statement on political responsibility. “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” is reissued every four years and takes into account the latest issues dominating political debate, generally advising Catholic voters to consider the common good when going to the polls. It has been released before every presidential election for almost four decades. The proposed updates have been prepared by a working group led by Galveston-Houston’s Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, vice president of the USCCB.