Conscience, Candidates and Discipleship in Voting

Bishop McElroy discusses the challenge faced by voters as an issue of conscience and discipleship, stressing that Catholics should be "missionaries of dialogue and civility."  While emphasizing the importance of both abortion and climate change as core issues of Catholic social teaching, McElroy identifies ten goals for this election cycle and 4 particular points to consider.  The Bishop  discusses the virtue of prudence as key to how the faith-filled voter can choose "candidates in a way that integrates the tenets of Catholic social teaching, recognizes the role that competence, character and capacity play in the real world of governing, and preserves a stance of building unity within society."

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