Catholics must learn how to vote—not just as citizens, but as Catholics too. They need to judge each candidate individually based on where he stands on key moral issues. They need to exclude from their consideration any candidate who is wrong on any of these issues.
And that’s where the Voter’s Guide for Serious Catholics comes in.
The voter’s guide helps you cast your vote in an informed manner consistent with Catholic moral teaching. It helps you eliminate from consideration candidates who endorse policies that cannot be reconciled with moral norms that used to be held by all Christians.
On most issues that come before voters or legislators, a Catholic can take one side or the other and not act contrary to his faith. Most matters do not have a "Catholic position."
As you can read for yourself, this booklet gives clear and concise official Church statements on five issues that do have moral implications:
- Embryonic stem-cell research
- Human cloning
- Homosexual "marriage"
These issues are "non-negotiable" when it comes to their moral standing—and Catholics must not compromise on these issues.