Voice of the Faithful National Statement: Voting & Conscience

In response to the organized efforts of the U.S. bishops to define a single permissible “Catholic” position on election issues this year, Voice of the Faithful® issues the following statement:

All Catholics have a primary responsibility to act according to their own consciences. Not the conscience of a bishop. Not the conscience of a parish priest. Not the consciences of neighbors or family members or employers or friends. Your own conscience. You are answerable to God for your own actions. No one else’s.

F.Y.I. — On Oct. 30, National Catholic Reporter explored how, during every election cycle, voter guides advise Catholics how to vote based on the “intrinsically evil” concept in its editorial, ‘Intrinsically Evil’ Canard Is a Deception.

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