The...USCCB will consider an updated statement on faith and politics at their 2007 November general meeting. The proposed statement focuses on the bishops’ role in helping to form consciences in political life.Color me skeptical - I'll wait to see the final document.
“In this statement, we bishops do not intend to tell Catholics for whom or against whom to vote,” the draft states. “Our purpose is to help Catholics form their consciences in accordance with God’s truth. We recognize that the responsibility to make choices in political life rests with each individual in light of a properly formed conscience, and that participation goes well beyond casting a vote in a particular election.”