The Dominant Issue of Abortion (Chapter IV)
“Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or means, is gravely contrary to the moral law” (CCC 2271). (more…)
Our Public Witness (Chapter III)
Should a political candidate talk publicly about his faith? Should an elected official allow his or her faith to inform political decisions? These are questions that have been discussed for decades, but the debate has grown more heated in recent years. (more…)
In Chapter I of “How to Vote Catholic” we discussed the obligation of Catholics to participate in politics by voting to ensure that our legislators protect the common good, human dignity, and the rights of all. As such, it is incumbent upon Catholic voters to know and understand Church teaching, especially as regards life and family issues.
Chapter II defines and explains the principle of applying “prudential judgment” to concrete situations with guidance from the Holy Father, our bishops, and priests. (more…)
“How to Vote Catholic” was first published in 2004 by the Morley Publishing Group, Inc. Matt Smith and Deal Hudson decided it was a good idea to update and revise it for the 2012 election. (more…)