Diocesan Policy: Advocacy, Lobbying and Political Action
Category: Montana Bishops
February 23, 2021

While it is increasingly accepted that major public issues have moral dimensions and that religious
values have public consequences, there often is confusion and controversy over the participation of
religious individuals and groups in public life. Following are some practical policies for the diocese,
pastors, and parishes on advocacy, lobbying and political action. These policies take into account the
requirements for the Church’s tax exempt 501(c)(3) status, under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), and
clarify what is allowed on both an individual and an institutional basis.

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