Faithful Citizenship

Archdiocese of Newark Statement of Faithful Citizenship

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Cardinal Tobin echoes the USCCB’s guidance on “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” which recognizes that Catholics often face difficult decisions about how to vote as well as the need for a properly formed conscience in order to make a selection that respects the tenets of our faith. A Catholic cannot vote for a political candidate because he or she supports an issue considered an intrinsically evil act, such as abortion, euthanasia, deliberately subjecting workers or the poor to subhuman living conditions or assisted suicide. At the same time, a voter should not use a candidate’s opposition to an intrinsic evil to justify indifference or inattentiveness to other important moral issues involving human life and dignity. ‘A Catholic who rejects a candidate’s unacceptable position on policies promoting an intrinsically evil act may decide to vote for that candidate for other morally grave reasons. Voting in this way would be permitted only for truly grave moral reasons, not to advance narrow interests or partisan preferences or to ignore a fundamental moral evil’ (cf. “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” nn. 34, 35).

A link to Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship can be found below.

US Conference of Catholic Bishop’s statement on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

How To Register To Vote, Update Your Voter Registration, and A Tool To Understand The 5 Different Ways To Vote In Upcoming Election: November 3rd.

New Jersey now has online voter registration. Click here to register to vote, or to update your voter registration if you have moved: The voter registration deadline is Tuesday, October 13.

All active voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot in the mail, but you can vote in 5 different ways.

Also, see the voter education empowerment tool (attached) to help voters understand the five different ways to vote in the upcoming November 3rd election.