ONE MONTH TO ELECTION DAY
Brothers: You and your family are in a position to effect major positive changes in the upcoming election on November 3rd. How?
First: You must vote!
Second- Your ballot should be in line with your beliefs as a Roman Catholic, especially when it comes to the sanctity of life!
Third- Your decisions must be made with forethought and you must pray for guidance!
Your heart and mind must work together. Sometimes, neither choice seems to be totally in line with your conscience. Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life says that at times you will end up voting for an individual who will do as little as wrong as possible- the lesser of two evils. It is hoped you can support a candidate whose policies do not negate the principles of our faith. You should be electing individuals who do not deny objective truths and who oppose intrinsic evils, such as abortion and euthanasia. Remember the adage: There is no such thing as a “pro-choice Catholic!”
If you are looking for guidance, you can refer to the following links/web sites: https://www.catholicnh.org/community/public-issues/voting This is from the Diocese of Manchester Web Site. (Voting, Conscience, Faithful Citizenship)
https://www.kofc.org/en/public-policy/index.html ( Public policy from Supreme Web Site)
https://www.usccb.org/offices/justice-peace-human-development/forming-consciences-faithful-citizenship United States Catholic Conference of Bishops- Conscience Formation
https://dioceseofmarquette.org/elections In depth analysis of moral principles in voting
If you are looking for information about political parties and specific candidates you can refer to these Web sites: Priests for Life and/or Focus on Family.
This information is not dictum; it is food for thought. The guides are to be used to help you form your conscience and to help you understand the relationship between your Catholicism and public issues. Your being and your faith are sacred. When you exercise your citizenship in the voting booth do not belie your sanctity.
PEACE IN CHRIST RON DI STASIO: STATE LIFE DIRECTOR