Saturday, September 15, 2012

Voter's Guide for Serious Catholics

Voter’s Guide for Serious Catholics

This is the definitive guide for any Catholic who wants to cast a vote consistent with Catholic moral teaching. This voter’s guide identifies five issues involving non-negotiable moral values in current politics and helps you narrow down the list of acceptable candidates, whether they are running for national, state or local offices.

The Five Non-Negotiables are:



Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Human Cloning

Homosexual "Marriage"

You should avoid to the greatest extent possible voting for candidates who endorse or promote intrinsically evil policies. These five issues concern actions that are intrinsically evil and must never be promoted by the law.

Intrinsic evil refers to actions that are morally evil in such a way that is essentially opposed to the will of God or proper human fulfillment. The key consideration here is that intrinsically evil actions are judged to be so solely by their object, independently of the intention that inspires them or the circumstances that surround them (See the Catechism, Part Three, Section One, Chapter One, Article 4, n. 1756). In this sense, "intrinsic" does not convey the notion of a particularly heinous act (although all heinous acts are intrinsically evil), but that the act is wrong no matter what its circumstances.

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