Over the last several weeks, I have tried my best to offer you a variety of articles and websites to help you prepare for Election Day by encouraging you to Vote Your Conscience as a Roman Catholic. Today I offer you two more resources to help you prepare - iVoteCatholic and the Association of United States Catholic Priests.
iVoteCatholic reminds us that we are called to live our faith in all aspects of our lives. This thought provoking question requires much prayer and discernment from each of us. iVoteCatholic acknowledges the difficulty of this statement and the perceived alignment or misalignment of the candidates and issues with our Catholic faith. Our Church teaches a consistent ethic of life so we are called to be advocates for a variety of issues related to life and human dignity. Some have misinterpreted this teaching to convey that each related issue is morally equivalent. This is not the case. Some have misinterpreted this teaching to convey that one related issue could excuse indifference to the rest: this is not the case either. We have challenging work ahead of us! The Archdiocese of Cincinnati offers prayers, scripture, quotes, family activities and discerning questions through the lens of the seven principles of Catholic Social Teaching to aid the discerning voter. They do not tell you for whom or what to vote. They do encourage careful discernment, intentional prayer, and a universal call to holiness and compassion to inform your voting. Find out more at www.iVoteCatholic.org.
The Association of United States Catholic Priests (AUSCP) invite you to spend a portion of your day examining how you prepare and form your conscience toward the Tuesday in November that will shape the future of America. The AUSCP offers many resources for Catholic Conscience Formation and Catholic Voting. https://auscp.org/2020-election/
Let us continue to pray for and take action to bring about peace in our world!
In peace and courage,