Sunday, October 17, 2010

Are you voting?

In this age of iPads; laptops; instant news; blogs; and all things digital, religion and politics polarize our opinions when we try to put our faith into action. As students we also lose touch with the world around us. These four years of university study are completely revolved around self and our own “moving up” in the world.

Believe it or not, one of our duties as citizens is just over two weeks away! November 2nd is Election Day. Campus Ministry would like to encourage you to take some time in the next couple of weeks to take a look at the world around you. Delve into issues of our day and see what political candidates best match a worldview seen through the eyes of Faith.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has put together a website full of voter information, thought provoking articles, and resources for all Catholics, leaders, and youth.

The Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office website provides information and resources on how to register, and when and where to vote. In Minnesota, you can register to vote the day of the election by providing proof of residence.

Faith-informed voting is the responsibility of all Catholics and it has never been easier! See you at the polls!

This article, written by Kellen O'Grady, originally appeared in "The Good News", the Sunday bulletin of Campus Ministry at the University of Saint Thomas.