Faithful Citizenship

How to Untangle the Web of Politics to Decide How to Vote

How to Untangle the Web of Politics

As Christians, we can turn to the Holy Spirit to guide us in deciding how to vote in elections. There are usually hidden agendas, issues we don’t know about, and propaganda that can influence us into voting for the wrong ones. We want to vote well, but we’re bombarded by too many opinions, advertisements, and even fears.

We can’t see the future that will be created by political candidates after they take over the office that we vote them into, but God does. It’s crucially important that we turn to the Holy Spirit for guidance, whether it’s in a national presidential race or a local school board election and every other opportunity to vote. Read more.

Click here for Catholic Voting Guide.

Click here for Florida Catholic Conference Candidate Questionnaire Poll:

“Responsible citizenship is a virtue,
and participation in political life is a moral obligation.”
— Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

By our baptism, Catholics are committed to following Jesus Christ and to be “salt for the earth, light for the nations.” As the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, “It is necessary that all participate, according to his position and role, in promoting the common good. This is inherent in the dignity of the human person … As far as possible citizens should take an active part in public life” (nos. 1913-1915).

Read Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship and view parish resources, videos, etc. at the USCCB’s Faithful Citizenship website.

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