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Catholic Voting Guide

Vote!

The deadline to register for voting is October 9th in NC. Be sure that is the day your registration is recieved, either online or in person. Learn more about voting and the deadlines at these websites:

https://www.ncsbe.gov/registering/how-register/voter-registration-deadlines

https://www.vote.org/state/north-carolina/

https://www.vote.org/state/south-carolina/

Below are a few different resources for learning about voting and the Catholic faith.

North Carolina Right to Life Voter Guide

USCCB.org - US Council of Catholic Bishops - En Español

"As a nation, we share many blessings and strengths, including a tradition of religious freedom and political participation. However, as a people, we face serious challenges that are both political and moral. This has always been so and as Catholics we are called to participate in public life in a manner consistent with the mission of our Lord, a mission that he has called us to share."

CatholicVote.org 

Catholic Vote's mission is "to inspire every Catholic in America to live out the truths of our faith in public life" and "is a community of patriotic Americans who believe that the timeless truths of the Catholic faith are good for America. That’s why we make it our mission to inspire every Catholic in America to live out the truths of our faith in public life."

Catholic Vote's presidential voting guide

Fr. Rossi's homily on the upcoming election.

EWTN.org/vote - Global Catholic Evangelical network

Citizens Have Co-Responsibility For Society:

"In determining which candidate is a threat to religion and liberty, or, which of several candidates is the worse threat, there is a hierarchy of values. This hierarchy is moral common sense. For example, it is clearly more evil to kill a person than to slap them unjustly. In determining the hierarchy of political issues, therefore, non-negotiables issues outweigh negotiable issues.

Non-negotiables issues concern certain truths and are always morally applicable, such as taking the life of the innocent, depriving people of their liberty, especially religious liberty, and preserving the morality of society, since personal and social life depends on it.

Negotiable issues concern complex circumstances, for example, how to protect, preserve and pay for health care. Policy issues involve differing opinions about the best means to the good end both parties desire, even if they differ about the possibility of achieving it by the various means proposed."

In their guide to moral duties they state "A basket of negotiables (health care, immigration, wages etc.), therefore, represent multiple levels of judgment regarding moral principles and applicable circumstances . . . Only the comparison of two candidates on their relative worthiness or unworthiness regarding the non-negotiables establishes a proportionate reason of the same moral goodness." (bottom of Page 7) - Full Document Here