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Understanding Catholic Voting Priorities

By Bob Laird

The U.S. Catholic Bishops have explicitly stated that politicians who oppose the Catholic teaching on abortion do not deserve the vote of Catholics in an election, regardless of their views on any other issue. This conclusion is derived from the principles of voting, "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship." It is worth noting a report from The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS), that Bishop George Murry, S.J., of Youngstown, Ohio, carried out this policy by asking Mercy College to Continue reading

This article has been reprinted here by permission of the author after original publication at the Cabrini Center for Catholic Health Care.

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