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Public Policy Office

Every Catholic is responsible for raising the awareness of Gospel values in our society. The Bishop of Manchester is responsible as pastor of the Church in New Hampshire to raise the consciousness of the Roman Catholic community to its social and political responsibilities as faithful citizens.

Catholic social teaching has a great deal to say about the challenges that face modern-day society. The Bishop of Manchester, and those who assist him in the public policy work of the Diocese seek to provide education and information to those involved in the public policy process in New Hampshire, including voters and decision makers.

The Public Policy Office is responsible for identifying issues of public policy affecting the citizens of New Hampshire in light of Catholic social teaching, providing information and testimony to elected officials, and providing resources for the education of the Catholic community on its social and political responsibilities. The office is assisted by the members of the Diocesan Public Policy Commission who make recommendations for the bishop's consideration regarding state and federal legislation and ways to foster public understanding of the Church's teaching on social issues.

For more information, please contact:
Meredith P. Cook, Esq.
Director of the Office of Public Policy
(603) 663-0148
mcook@rcbm.org

Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
(603) 669-3100
Fax: (603) 669-0377

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