There are just 8 Mondays left (including this one) before the general election on November 6.
Our right to vote comes with a responsibility. Elections have consequences and the voters are the ones who own the consequences.
If it is important to inform ourselves on the issues before voting, it is even more important to form our consciences. In order to form our consciences, first, we have to inform our consciences. For instance, how would you answer the following questions?
- What are the current non-negotiable issues at play, i.e., positions and policies that a Catholic politician or voter can never tolerate because they involve matters that are intrinsically evil? Can you name 5?
- What constitutes an intrinsically evil action that should never be tolerated under any circumstance, let alone be proposed or voted in as public policy in the United States?
- What are the ways in which a voter of politician could participate in an intrinsically evil action either directly or indirectly?
- What are the moral consequences for tolerating moral evil by not opposing it?
- Where can I quickly find out the answers to these and other important questions before I cast my vote on November 6?
At Catholic.com, you can find plenty of good resources, pamphlets, DVD’s, and bulk flyers at affordable prices for those who are serious about informing their decisions and forming their conscience before entering the voting booth. AND many of these resources are available on this page for FREE in PDF format. Here are two samples:
- Voters Guide for Serious Catholics Booklet (full)
- Voters Guide Inserts (great for handing out at parishes)
The Archdioces of New York has pr0duced a PDF for download on Forming Your Conscience for Voting.
One of the things I particularly like about these documents is how they frequently reference the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other documents from the CDF, so if anyone reading them has further questions, the the answers are just a couple of clicks away with a mouse button (or a trip to the library or bookstore to pick up a copy of the Catechism — every bookshelf needs one).
With just over 7 weeks before the election, now is a good time to get informed before you vote. Start by informing your conscience.
Amen! Bring it on Biltrix! God Bless, SR
Let’s bring it to the voting booth, for the good of our nation and our souls. Amen!
Reblogged this on Citizen Tom and commented:
Because our political choices are ethical choices, we cannot separate our politics from our religious beliefs. Thus, Catholics and other Christians have always drawn lines based upon Biblical principles before the dreams of ambitious politicians.
Note that these are not lines we dare our leaders to cross. Instead, these are lines we dare not cross. When our leaders demand that we participate in that which we know to be sinful, we have only one option. We must dig in our heels. We must refuse, and we must oppose them.
“Note that these are not lines we dare our leaders to cross. Instead, these are lines we dare not cross.” All very well stated, Citizen Tom. Thanks for the reblog!
Reblogged this on Catholibertarian.
Thanks and God bless you, Teresa!
Reblogged this on The Peanut Gallery and commented:
This works for every believer in Jesus Christ… if we don’t vote our values, we are lost.
Thank you for the reblog, Peanut Gallery! God bless!
If only all Catholics (and all men and women of moral Biblical conscience) would apply those 5 principals, we would have no worries about who is to be elected in November.
Yep. It appears to be just that simple. (if only it really were that simple). Thanks for the comment!