Catholic Social Teaching over the years calls for Catholics to participate actively as citizens.
During this election year, the Social Ministries advocacy team at Saint Thomas of Canterbury will focus on Catholic Social Teaching related to Faithful Citizenship and voter education and making our values visible in the public arena. As we did in 2016, we will disseminate materials from a variety of sources to enable our parishioners to make informed decisions and more importantly become more involved in the process.
Mark your calendars. On April 28, from 1-3 p.m., Saint Thomas of Canterbury is hosting a candidate forum featuring all seven candidates for Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in District Four (West San Jose, Santa Clara and Campbell). This will be an opportunity to meet the candidates and ask questions about key issues.
There are eight co-sponsors including Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, Catholic Network to End Human Trafficking, Campbell AARP Chapter 5151, Leagues of Women Voters groups in San Jose and Southwest Santa Clara County, San Jose City Council District 1 Interfaith Council, Housing for All Alliance and Sons in Retirement.