Since our last national election, the people of the United States have seen growing political divides, widening economic disparity, and increasing instances of bigotry, hate, and
violence often done in the name of patriotism. At the same time, we’ve seen communities across the country come together in support of the values of our faith and our nation.
As Catholics, we are called to carefully consider the many critical issues facing our nation. Pope Francis reminds us, “We cannot uphold an ideal of holiness that would ignore injustice in a world where some revel, spend with abandon and live only for the latest consumer goods, even as others look on from afar, living their entire lives in abject poverty.”
This election, Catholic voters have a choice to make. Catholic Social Teaching directs us to participate in public life and exercise our civic duty. Let us engage ourselves and others this election season and choose the path of the common good, to seek a better life for everyone.
We hope this guide will help us all apply longstanding Catholic teaching to the most pressing issues of our time. The 2018 Election comes in the context of deep reflection on where we are going as a country. It is critical that we examine candidates’ positions on the multiple and interrelated policies that defend the dignity of all God’s people. We must also address these issues with a commitment to civility and dialogue in pursuit of the common good.
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2018 Midterm Voter Guide Booklet
2018 Midterm Voter Guide Digital Version
Llamado a la Santidad Guia para Votantes – 2018
7 thoughts on “A Call to Holiness: 2018 Guide for Voters”
For a thoroughly secular jew, i found this to be an incredibly insightful, thoughtful & useful outline of considerations everyone with a concern for justice could use in assessing candidates. Thanks!
Thank you for sharing!
Thank you so much for this very thoughtful guide.
We’re distributing the URL for the Guide to over 5,000 weekend Mass-attendees here in the Greensburg, Penna. Diocese. The same was already snail-mailed to the Bishop and all priests and Deacons of this Diocese.
Good work, PCUSA and partners such as CMSM, Network, etc.
Fr. Bernard Survil, Ph: 724-523-0291
So glad to hear it!
While the guide has some good points, it comes very far short of a true Catholic document. One key issue, that really is more important than all of the others combined, is abortion. Your issues regarding “Peace” crumble beneath the weight of the murders of abortion.
A very thoughtful, helpful, useful resource. Thank you!