Your Conscience, Your Vote

Voting as a Discerning Catholic in 2024

Resplendent and unfading is Wisdom, and she is readily perceived by those who love her, and found by those who seek her,” Book of Wisdom, 6:12

As election day draws closer, the AUSCP offers this collection of news, opinions, and resources to help you in discernment. We endeavor to collect news reports, opinions, columns and commentaries on current events and issues of religion and contemporary society – with no endorsement by the AUSCP of any view expressed.

We adopt the “See-Judge-Act” methodology championed by Cardinal Josef Cardijn and present only the “See” portion. The rest is up to you.

‘Equally Sacred’ Checklist

How can we know we are voting for candidates who promote the common good?

Pope Francis makes it clear: Catholics and all people of good will are called to be multi-issue voters, not single-issue voters, in the 2024 elections and in our continued participation in public life. This resource from NETWORK can support you in educating yourself as a faithful voter on the issues and concerns that are “equally sacred.”

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship – Part I – The U.S. Bishops’ Reflection on Catholic Teaching and Political Life

Our redemption has a social dimension because “God, in Christ, redeems not only the individual person, but also . . . social relations.” To believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in everyone means realizing that he seeks to penetrate every human situation and all social bonds. . . . Accepting the first proclamation, which invites us to receive God’s love and to love him in return with the very love which is his gift, brings forth in our lives and actions a primary and fundamental response: to desire, seek and protect the good of others.

NETWORK: Advocates for Justice, Inspired by Catholic Sisters

Our Catholic faith teaches that we have a responsibility to participate in politics out of a concern for, and commitment to, the good of the community. This responsibility to participate means each person also has a fundamental right to participate, and must be equipped with the resources to do so with confidence.