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Faithful Citizens Vote Their Consciences22 Oct

UPDATE

Here is a link to material provided by the Florida Catholic Conference about positions taken by the presidential candidates on issues of special interest to Catholics.

Many political issues have important moral dimensions that must be considered. Protecting human life begins with our opposition to abortion and euthanasia, which are pre-eminent threats to human life and dignity, and extends to our opposition to cloning, assisted suicide, and the death penalty, and our efforts to pursue peace. . . .
The Challenge of Faithful Citizenship

In less than three weeks, we will know the outcome of the election and what kind of changes might be in store as the President, members of Congress, and state legislators take office.

Who wins these elections will determine what policies and programs are put in place in the life of our nation and state. We hope you will vote for those who are most inclined to support legislation in accord with Catholic moral teaching on human life and dignity.

To help you prepare for voting in legislative races we direct your attention to these questions for candidates found on the website of the North Dakota Catholic Conference. The intent is to help guide Catholics in their efforts to make moral and prudential decisions about candidates and public policies. If you are contacting candidates for the state legislature, please use these questions to help guide you conversations. Find out the candidates’ positions on each of the issues. Look beyond party politics, analyze campaign rhetoric critically, and choose political leaders according to the principles of your faith.

Catholics have an obligation to participate in the democratic process. Remember to vote and, no matter what the outcome, become involved in the legislative process. One way to get involved is by joining the Catholic Conference of Kentucky Faithful Citizen Advocacy network.

For more information about Faithful Citizenship and voting one’s conscience please visit the USCCB webpage and also see the excellent article in our most recent issue of WITNESS written by policy analyst Jason Hall.

Plan now to attend Catholic @ the Capitol. See a complete schedule on pages 4  and 5 of the Summer issue of WITNESS.

 

 

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