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Joanna wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • If we cannot get information on candidates to vote for who adhere to our beliefs, should we refrain from voting?

I found a Christian site that endorses a few of them but they don't rate them according to Catholic teachings since they are a Protestant web site and I have found some of the candidates they endorse holding wrong views.

  • Because I am not sure, should I still vote?

Joanna

  { If we cannot find insight on which candidates adhere to our Catholic values, should we still vote? }

Mike replied:

Hi Joanna,

You said:

  • If we cannot get information on candidates to vote for who adhere to our beliefs, should we refrain from voting?

I found a Christian site that endorses a few of them but they don't rate them according to Catholic teachings since they are a Protestant web site and I have found some of the candidates they endorse holding wrong views.

  • Because I am not sure, should I still vote?

Yes, you should always vote. When anyone, whether they are an ultra liberal or ultra conservative, decides not to vote they are saying,

I do not care about the values under which my country is ruled.

Many times this can lead toward a Communistic dictatorship.

Gather as much information, from as many Catholic and non-Catholic Christian sources as possible and vote for the candidates that you believe will act on Catholic values, not just give you cafeteria catholic lip services like,

Vote for me because I’m catholic, though I’m also pro-abortion and pro gay unions.

Any candidate who is running for office saying,

I am personally opposed to abortion but don’t feel I have the right to interfere with a personal decision between a woman and her doctor.

should not run for office because running for public office does involve making decisions on personal issues that effect both men and women, both inside and outside a woman's womb, and don't buy into that phony feminist argument, It's my body.

If it's their body they will have no fear of standing in front of oncoming highway traffic.

  • If they get killed, since it is their body, they will be able to bring it back from the dead, like Jesus did. <Right?>

Certainly my body is not my own body. God, the Father created me to be a custodian for the body He gave me so I would use it according to His Will.

I hope this helps,

Mike

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