Friday, October 27, 2006

Catholics must vote

Catholic News Service reports:
As the midterm elections near, some Catholic bishops are not finding any pressing moral issues to comment on in their dioceses, while others are jumping into the fray -- especially about the moral content of referendum issues facing voters in 37 states.

But there is one constant in all their pre-election messages: Catholics have a moral obligation to vote.

"Catholics, like all other citizens, are bound by duty and responsibility to cast their vote," said Bishop Richard J. Malone of Portland, Maine, in a recent letter. "Voting is a right and responsibility we cannot forgo, even when confronted with moral dilemmas."

The rest of the article is here.