Federal Election September 20, 2021
Catholic Conscience is again compiling a range of resources related to the upcoming federal election, including party platform comparisons in light of Catholic Social Teaching.
The organization’s Catholic Action initiative includes information on how and where to vote, what ID you need, reminders to vote in the advance polls and how to register for a mail-in ballot in case you can’t vote in person. Resources also include party platform comparisons in light of Catholic Social Teaching, and points for Catholic voters to ponder and prepare to cast a vote in the Sept. 20 election. See the Catholic Conscience website at: https://catholicconscience.org/canada/ or visit their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CatholicConscience.org).
As the Sept. 20 federal election day approaches, Catholic Conscience is sharing a virtual video forum featuring Catholic representatives from the country’s major parties offering perspectives on issues facing the nation through the lens of gospel values and Catholic social teaching. Participants are Filomena Tassi, a Liberal candidate from Ontario; Garnett Genuis, a Conservative candidate from Alberta, and Norm Di Pasquale, an NDP candidate from Ontario. Find the full Forum on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/VH_1KdrV-xI or check out the Catholic Conscience website for election resources: https://catholicconscience.org or follow the organization on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CatholicConscience.org
Federal Election Rosary Novena
A federal election rosary novena (running from Aug. 25 to Sept. 20) is being held to pray for Canadian voters and entrust them to Mary and St. Joseph. Find more info about the Catholic Conscience rosary novena online at: www.novenaforcanadians.eventbrite.ca/
NOVENA SCHEDULE: 1. Wednesday, August 25 @ 8:00 PM EDT: Pray with us for the people of the North. 2. Sunday, August 29 @ 10 AM EDT: Pray with us for the people of British Columbia.
3. Wednesday, September 1 @ 8:00 PM EDT: Pray with us for the people of Alberta. 4. Saturday, September 4 @ 10 AM EDT: Pray with us for the people of Saskatchewan.
5. Wednesday, September 8 @ 8:00 PM EDT: Pray with us for the people of Manitoba. 6. Sunday, September 12 @ 10 AM EDT: Pray with us for the people of Ontario.
7. Wednesday, September 15 @ 8:00 PM EDT: Pray with us for the people of Quebec.
8. Saturday, September 18 @ 10 AM EDT: Pray with us for the people of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
9. Monday, September 20 @ 9:00 AM EDT (Election Day): Entrust the voters of Canada to Mary, Seat of Wisdom & Queen of Heaven, and St. Joseph, Patron of Canada.
Federal Election 2021: Catholics & Canadian Politics
– A free Catholic Action Webinar during the 2021 federal election campaign
online on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 5:00 to 6:00 pm (Sask. time)
A free Catholic Action Webinar during the 2021 federal election campaign will be held online on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 5:00 to 6:00 pm (Sask. time) – As part of a mission to assist Catholics to engage in the political process, the national organization Catholic Conscience https://catholicconscience.org presents a free webinar featuring John Milloy (former Ontario cabinet minister and prime ministerial advisor). In his new book, Politics and Faith in a Polarized World: A Challenge for Catholics. John Milloy brings to bear the full weight of his experience and analysis to one of the most crucial questions for Catholics in Canada today: how do we effectively bring a Catholic social vision into our political engagement—a crucial core of our call to public witness—in a highly-secularized political environment where Catholic perspectives are often denied a place in the public conversation, or, at worst, are treated with outright hostility? Milloy offers ideas for the way forward that will both inspire and challenge Catholics to think differently about how we can bring Pope Francis’ idea of political love to life in Canada today as our country’s single largest religious voting demographic. Find more details and/or register for the Sept. 15 event at: http://www.catholicpolitics.eventbrite.ca/.