Faithful Citizenship

In 2022, as in previous election years, the Archdiocese of Detroit takes its lead from the Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Guidelines published by these two organizations clarify the appropriate political and electoral activity for Catholic parishes and organizations in southeast Michigan.

Proposal 3

Archbishop Vigneron invites us to pray, vote, and give to defeat Proposal 3, an amendment to the state constitution that would allow unregulated abortion on-demand through all nine months of pregnancy. To learn more about how the Archdiocese of Detroit is working to defeat this proposal, please visit

Other Resources
  • Michigan Catholic Conference's Election Year Guidelines for Parishes and Organizations seeks to highlight common questions that may arise during an election year, such as parish participation in ballot proposal campaigns. The document also affirms MCC's long-standing guidance on the distribution of election year material in parishes: Parishes are encouraged to share election-year material only if it has been published or approved by the diocesan bishop, MCC, or the USCCB. The purpose for this is to ensure the breadth of Catholic social doctrine is presented to parishioners.
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Do's and Don'ts Guidelines During Election Season
  • Once again, the USCCB offers its teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics – Faithful Citizenship. It urges pastors, along with lay and religious, to form their consciences as both faithful Catholics and American citizens with rights and duties as participants in the civil order.

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