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What is the most responsible way for a Catholic to vote?

“A Catholic moral framework does not easily fit into the ideologies of “right” or “left” not the platforms of any party…Believers are called to be a community of conscience within the larger society…” (Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Call to Political Responsibility, U.S. conference of Catholic Bishops 2003.) Abstaining is not an option. It is by casting a responsible vote that we can make the voice of God heard. And it is through our vote that we can best protect human life and dignity-the heart of our Catholic responsibility. The Church can help. Without endorsing any specific political party or candidate the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) created a special website to help us use Gospel values to evaluate campaign platforms. Visit www.faithfulcitizenship.org or call 800-235-8722. Prayerful discernment is needed. In the end we must each vote our Catholic conscience. Invoke the Holy Spirit for help.


"Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you; all things are passing; God never changes."
St. Teresa of Avila


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