Normally my blog stays non-political, but here's a quick note about the upcoming elections.
Catholics need not be confused regarding how to vote. We must "vote our conscience", but a conscience that is well-formed by the teachings of the Catholic Church.
The five issues, which Catholic Christians should never vote in favor of, are abortion, homosexual marriage, embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, and euthanasia. These were developed based on John Paul 2's Evangelium Vitae as well as the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Catholic Answers has the non-partisan voting guide which can be downloaded from their website. If you have permission from your pastor, it would be great to get it out there in the tract rack this Sunday.
"The common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights--for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture--is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination."
-- Pope John Paul II, Christifideles Laici (38)