Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Using Our Catholic Moral Social Principles to Vote

The Church and its Bishops do not tell us who to vote for, or who not to vote for.  Rather, they advise us to take time, study platforms and compare those platforms against Gospel Values and Church teaching. 

In an article that recently appeared in the New World, Cardinal-designate Cupich recommended that Catholic voters read the Sept. 12 column written by Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. Wuerl writes that lay Catholics must examine their conscience before casting their ballot, instead of looking to a pastor or bishop for voting advice.

"Today it is the central role of the bishop and priest to teach the faith, share Catholic moral and social principles, and to encourage lay men and women in their primary responsibility to take these truths and values into the economic, political and cultural world," Wuerl writes.

Let us pray for the guidance of God to vote wisely.

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