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Essential Catholic Resources For Voting
Know the “Common Good” Criteria
Since the purpose of voting is to foster the common good,
the worthiness or unworthiness of a candidate for office
is best judged by their relationship to their basic principles
of a just social order and their willingness to advance them.
(e.g. to protect all human life)
It is not based on personality or likeability.
Non-Negotiable vs. Negotiable Issues to Consider
In an address by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006 to European parliamentarians,
in which he named the goods which are non-negotiables,
and thus at the heart of the common good.
As far as the Catholic Church is concerned,
the principal focus of her interventions in the public arena
is the protection and promotion of the dignity of the person,
and she is thereby consciously drawing particular attention
to principles which are not negotiable.
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