“Politics is one of the highest forms of charity.” – Pope Francis
Click here to read "Voting: Responsibility and Challenge" by Kathleen Bonnette, Th.D., Asst Director, JPIC
As we consider how to cast our vote in upcoming U.S. elections, faithful reasoning, rather than party loyalty should inform our decisions. Each of us is called to just and compassionate engagement with others, “hence, let all citizens be mindful of their simultaneous right and duty to vote freely in the interest of advancing the common good.” Political engagement is one important way that we can “advocate and act for the dignity of life and the care of all creation.” Please see below for helpful resources and actions.
Be an Informed Voter
• Click here to check your voter registration.
• Click here to find your polling place.
• Click here for information on your local candidates.
• Click here to read the USCCB’s document, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
Maintain an attitude of unity and reconciliation toward the marginalized and vulnerable, as well as your political opponents.
Reject party idolatry. Remember to care less about party affiliation and more about promoting dignity, the common good, solidarity, and subsidiarity.
Pray for the leaders of your nation.