Catholic Voters

Bishops Tell Catholic Voters That Abortion Is Top Moral Issue [when they go to vote] October 19, 2020:

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) published a document titled “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” which states: “Catholics often face difficult choices about how to vote. This is why it is so important to vote according to a well-formed conscience that perceives the proper relationship among moral goods. A Catholic cannot vote for a candidate who favors a policy promoting an intrinsically evil act, such as abortion…”

Furthermore, the USCCB mentions “The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself, because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family, and because of the number of lives destroyed.”

The following cardinals and bishops offer guidance for Catholic voters.

Raymond Cardinal Burke former Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, warned that politicians who call themselves “Catholic” but support abortion cannot receive Holy Communion. Referring to a politician who who presents himself as a practicing Catholic, Cardinal Burke explains:

First of all, I would tell him not to approach Holy Communion out of charity toward him, because that would be a sacrilege, and a danger to the salvation of his own soul.”

“This is not a political statement,” continued Cardinal Burke. “I don’t intend to get involved in recommending any candidate for office, but simply to state that a Catholic may not support abortion in any shape or form because it is one of the most grievous sins against human life, and has always been considered to be intrinsically evil and therefore to in any way support the act is a mortal sin.”

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