"...responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation..."

The Catholic Advocate Network ("CAN") is the grassroots public policy initiative of the Diocese of Sioux Falls. Many dioceses belong to a state Catholic Conference that conducts the public policy activities for the member dioceses in that state.  In the absence of a Catholic Conference in South Dakota, CAN was created to educate, inform, alert, and hopefully inspire the faithful of the diocese to answer the call to be a faithful citizen.




Re-Statement from the Roman Catholic BIshops of South Dakota
Regarding Proposed Legislation on the Death Penalty

January 23, 2014
Saint Vincent, Deacon and Martyr

Bishop Paul J. Swain
Diocese of Sioux Falls
  Bishop Robert D. Gruss
Diocese of Rapid City