How to Vote Catholic-In Brief

By Deal W. Hudson Political Participation •Catholics are obliged to participate in politics by voting. •Legislators are elected to serve and protect the common good, human dignity, and rights of human persons. •Voters should have a clear understanding of the principles of Catholic moral and social teaching. •The life issues are dominant in the hierarchy… Continue reading How to Vote Catholic-In Brief

How to Vote Catholic: Part II-Marriage and the Family

By Deal W. Hudson “A man and a woman united in marriage, together with their children, form a family. This institution is prior to any recognition by public au­thority, which has an obligation to recognize it. It should be considered the normal reference point by which the different forms of family rela­tionship are to be… Continue reading How to Vote Catholic: Part II-Marriage and the Family

How to Vote Catholic: A Brief Guide

Deal W. Hudson Voting • Catholics are obliged to participate in politics by voting. • Legislators are elected to serve and protect the common good, human dignity, and rights of human persons. • Voters should have a clear understanding of the principles of Catholic moral and social teaching. • The life issues are dominant in… Continue reading How to Vote Catholic: A Brief Guide

How to Vote Catholic

Deal W. Hudson Introduction Catholics make up about 30 percent of those who vote in national elections. These 30 million Catholics have the power to make our country a better nation—more welcoming to life, more supportive of families, and more effective in its programs to help the poor and marginalized. Furthermore, Catholics who attend Mass… Continue reading How to Vote Catholic

Subsidiarity and Human Dignity

Deal W. Hudson Published January 10, 2011 In my column last week, I asked the question, “Does the USCCB understand subsidiarity?” I received a variety of responses to that piece, the most interesting being from Msgr. Charles Pope, pastor of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian, who posted his thoughts on the website of the Archdiocese of Washington.… Continue reading Subsidiarity and Human Dignity