Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Archbishop Aymond on Catholic's responsibility on voting


As Christians, we believe in the values handed on to us by Jesus and our tradition. I invite the faithful and all people of goodwill to study carefully the information from the bishops’ conference and, through prayer, make a responsible decision based on a well-formed conscience in the upcoming election.

Issues of public policy concern for Catholics include:

  • Address the preeminent requirement to protect human life.
  • Protect the fundamental understanding of marriage as a lifelong commitment between a man and a woman.
  • Achieve comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Help families and children overcome poverty and ensure access to education.
  • Ensure full conscience protection and religious freedom.
  • Provide health care that respects human life and dignity.
  • Oppose unjust discrimination.
  • Establish and comply with moral limits on military force.
  • Pursue peace, protect human rights and religious liberty, and advance economic justice and care for creation.

Let us together pray for our country and for peace in our world.

Gregory Aymond is archbishop of New Orleans.

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