As Catholic Christians, we are guided by the teachings of Jesus Christ and his Church in all we do, including our voting. Catholics are called to participate thoughtfully in political life by forming our consciences, educating ourselves on the issues and Catholic teaching, and then voting based on our formed, educated consciences.
Bishop Hying published a letter in the Catholic Herald this week offering guidance on how we can approach our responsibility to participate faithfully and knowledgeably in the voting process. He also suggested we read the Bishops’ statement on voting, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. Our bulletin this weekend includes a 2-page guide from the Wisconsin Catholic Conference on some frequent questions about the moral issues that impact how we Catholic Christians vote.
Bishop Hying’s letter and the other resources mentioned above are available at the following links: