Inspired by Faithful Citizenship

The Catholic Way to Vote

Help Build the Kingdom on Earth

We are called to live our faith in all aspects of our lives, but – when it comes to voting – this can be difficult. During this election season, immerse yourself in the Church’s teaching and gain a fuller understanding of the Church’s commitment to a consistent ethic of life which guides us to be advocates for a variety of issues related to life and human dignity. Of course, not every issue is morally equivalent, nor can commitment to one issue excuse indifference to the rest. We will not be telling you for whom or what to vote. Rather, to inform your vote we encourage discernment, prayer, and a universal call to holiness and compassion. Before exploring the resources, we invite you to read more about the US Bishops’ teaching on voting decisions and learn how this initiative came to be.

To read more about the guidance the U.S. Bishops offer on voting in divided, polarized times, click the ‘From the Bishops‘ button below. To watch a video of the launch of iVoteCatholic in 2020, click the ‘Initiative History‘ button.

Family, Community,
& Participation

Dignity of Work
& Rights of Workers

Option for the Poor
& Vulnerable

Life & Dignity of the Human Person

Solidarity

Rights & Responsibilities

Care for God’s Creation

We’ve organized the resources for the seven themes as a seven-week series, but the presentation to your community can happen in multiple ways. For example, you might choose to focus on each theme on a week where the gospel message matches up, or you might choose to change the order based on other ministries being highlighted at different times. We encourage you to share these resources in the manner and order best suited to your community, and we stand ready to work with you on any additional or re-worked materials you might need.

Weekly Focus

Week

1

Life & Dignity of the Human Person: Human life is a gift from God and therefore sacred. We must protect the life and dignity of every human person at every stage of life.

Week

2

Rights & Responsibilities: Human dignity can be protected and a healthy community achieved only if human rights are defended and responsibilities met.

Week

3

Family, Community, & Participation: Each human person is not only sacred but also social.

I Vote Catholic - Family, Community & Participation

Week

4

Option for the Poor & Vulnerable: Giving priority concern to those on the margins strengthens the health of the whole society.

Week

5

Solidarity: We are one human family regardless of our differences, and therefore we ARE our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers.

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6

Dignity of Work & Rights of Workers: Work is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation.

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Care for God’s Creation: We show respect to God by protecting God’s great gifts to us; caring for the earth and all living things is a requirement of our faith.

Before the Election

We ask St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Thomas More, and all of the saints in heaven to guide our discernment as we vote our faith.

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Family, Community,
& Participation

Dignity of Work
& Rights of Workers

Option for the Poor
& Vulnerable

Life & Dignity of the Human Person

Solidarity

Rights & Responsibilities

Care for God’s Creation

Family, Community,
& Participation

Dignity of Work
& Rights of Workers

Option for the Poor
& Vulnerable

Life & Dignity of the Human Person

Solidarity

Rights & Responsibilities

Care for God’s Creation

Family, Community,
& Participation

Dignity of Work
& Rights of Workers

Option for the Poor
& Vulnerable

Life & Dignity of the Human Person

Solidarity

Rights & Responsibilities

Care for God’s Creation

Family, Community,
& Participation

Dignity of Work
& Rights of Workers

Option for the Poor
& Vulnerable

Life & Dignity of the Human Person

Solidarity

Rights & Responsibilities

Care for God’s Creation