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.
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.
Rights & Responsibilities: Human dignity can be protected and a healthy community achieved only if human rights are defended and responsibilities met.
Family, Community, & Participation: Each human person is not only sacred but also social.
Option for the Poor & Vulnerable: Giving priority concern to those on the margins strengthens the health of the whole society.
Solidarity: We are one human family regardless of our differences, and therefore we ARE our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers.
Dignity of Work & Rights of Workers: Work is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation.
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.