Catholic Resources on Voting Issues

catholicresourceson-voting-issuesWe have compiled a list of resources for the Catholic voter to be educated on the issues this election season, and to be able to make voting decisions calmly and rationally, with an informed conscience. It is important that you vote this election season. Don’t be guided by emotion, but study the party platforms carefully, and prayerfully compare them to the teachings of Christ and His Church.

Websites:

Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)

EWTN’s Catholic Voter Guide

Ave Maria Radio

Priests for Life

National Catholic Register

Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly

 

Articles, Encyclicals & Pamphlets:

National Catholic Register Election Special 2016: The Candidates, the Issues, and Church Teaching

Voting As a Catholic, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver

The Gospel of Life, Pope St. John Paul II

Catholics in the Public Square, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix

A Guide to Catholic Voting, Our Sunday Visitor

A Comparison of Party Platforms (downloadable for distribution in English & Spanish)

Newsgate 2016, Sharyl Attkisson’s outline of the current revelations of media collusion & bias

Ending the Policy of “Personally Opposed to Abortion” – Fr. Frank Pavone

 

Religious Liberty Concerns:

Government commission states Religious Liberty is “discrimination in disguise,” Catholic News Agency, 10/12/16

About those unthinking, backward Catholics, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia

Fake Catholic Groups & the “Catholic Spring,” Anne Hendershott, Catholic World Report 10/13/16

 

Books:

Immigration and the Next America, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles

Seek First the Kingdom: Challenging the Culture By Living Our Faith, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Washington, D.C.

Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life, by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Abolishing Abortion, Fr. Frank Pavone

Recall Abortion, Janet Morana

Election Toolkit & Prayer Card

 

Video:

Homily on the Election, Fr. John Lankeit, 10/2/16

Voting As A Catholic, Part 1, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ

Voting As A Catholic, Part 2, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ

Discerning Media Messages in an Election Year, Teresa Tomeo

Voting and Your Faith: How to Evaluate Issues and Candidates Wisely, Teresa Tomeo & Guest Fr. Frank Pavone

 

Audio:

Voting As A Catholic – Teresa Tomeo interviews Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ on anti-Catholicism & threats to religious liberty, 10/12/16

Fr. Frank Pavone, “Virtue and Elections” 9/29/16

Examples of Media Manipulation, Al Kresta interviews Teresa Tomeo, 10/12/16

Justin Cardinal Regali, Interview by Teresa Tomeo on what issues are most important, 10/27/08

New resources will be added when available.