Pope Francis Voter Guide

Written on: September 26, 2016

Confused about the upcoming election? Most people of conscience are. Moral choices are challenging to make at any time, but especially when there are so many mixed messages. But, we have a right and an obligation as citizens of the United States to vote, and so we offer the following as an guide, a way to sift through all the noise from others to find the truth that resonates in our own well-formed conscience.

The following is a 2016 Election Guide put out by a coalition of national Catholic organizations: Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good; Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach; Conference of Major Superiors of Men; Faith in Public Life: Catholic Program Franciscan Action Network; Leadership Conference of Women Religious; National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd; Pax Christi USA; Pax Christi International; Sisters of Mercy of the Americas’ Extended Justice Team. It touches on:

  • The Economy
  • Global Peacemaking
  • Immigration and refugees
  • The Environment
  • Racial Justice
  • Freedom of Religion and Conscience

At the end of each topic are questions to consider when reading about or listening to each candidate.

Please click here for the printable .pdf:   Revolution of Tenderness: 2016 voter guide

2 thoughts on “Pope Francis Voter Guide

  1. Ang says:

    [What alternatives to abortion and euthanasia does each candidate discuss, such as
    assistance and support to expectant mothers, in particular those who are low-income?]

    Is there any statement listed here regarding the protection of the “innocents-pre-born children”?

    1. Maryellen Glackin says:

      My reading of this does not show the opinions of either candidate on any of the topics of importance,including those you mention. Rather, this is a guide to how we as voters should approach what we hear from them, using scripture, Catholic Social Teaching, and our own well-formed conscience.

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