As Catholics we have the obligation to pray for God's will to be done in the election, and the challenge to be charitable throughout the whole race.
1. Moral Issues
Catholics have a moral obligation to vote and with the proximity of the presidential election, American Catholics have been reminded by their bishops of our obligation to act in accordance with our Catholic conscience. “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.” (USCCB, Catholics in Political Life)
American Catholic apologists list five non-negotiable issues for Catholic voters:
3. Embryonic Stem Cell Research
4. Human Cloning
5. Homosexual Marriage
2. Pray before Acting
Seeking that Our Lord’s will be done the 2008 election, Deacon Bob Ellis from Green Bay, Wisconsin, has created a website that invites voters to participate on a 54-day novena for the election. Visit ElectionNovena.org to find out more.
3. Be Charitable in All Occasions
Father Jeffrey Mickler, SSP, reminds us that charity is also necessary when engaging political discussions.
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