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Is it a sin for Catholics to not vote in elections?

May 30, 2024

By Diego López Colín

The year 2024 is considered the biggest election year in history. This historical moment raises the question for Catholics: Is... Read more

The U.S. bishops meet in Baltimore for their annual fall general assembly on Nov. 14-17, 2022.

Explainer: ‘Faithful Citizenship,’ the U.S. bishops’ guidance on voting

Nov 13, 2023

By Daniel Payne

In the past, bishops have debated whether the voting guide should continue to call abortion a “preeminent” issue; the question... Read more


U.S. bishops decide to put off rewriting voting guide until after 2024 election

Nov 16, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

“Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” is meant to advise Catholic voters on how to apply Church teaching to the decisions... Read more

USCCB Fall Meeting 2021

10 things to look for at the U.S. bishops’ fall meeting this week

Nov 14, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The U.S. bishops will choose a new president and vice president and discuss their voting guide, eucharistic revival, and the... Read more

President Joe Biden speaks during the Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 1, 2022.

New EWTN poll: Most Catholics don’t want Biden to run for a second term

Oct 3, 2022

By Matthew Bunson

The poll shows Biden continues to face challenges in garnering support among Catholic voters as the country prepares for the... Read more

Bishop poses ten questions for Catholic Brits ahead of general election

May 15, 2017

An English bishop has asked the people of his diocese to remember the sanctity of human life at all stages... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput speaks with CNA in Rome on Sept. 15, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput urges Catholics not to vote 'on autopilot'

Aug 15, 2016

In his latest column for the Philly Catholic Archdiocesan paper, Archbishop Chaput shared some of his personal thoughts on the... Read more

Prolife marchers walk through Dublin, July 2, 2011, for the Fifth Annual All-Ireland Rally For Life.

Use your vote to protect life: a message from Northern Ireland's bishops

May 2, 2016

Northern Ireland’s voters should use their vote to uphold the right to life, not violate it, the Catholic bishops of... Read more

Donald Trump.

Can a Catholic in good conscience vote for Trump?

Mar 16, 2016

As Republican frontrunner Donald Trump moves closer to the presidential nomination, Catholics are questioning whether voting for the billionaire-turned-politician is... Read more


Controversy over voting doc shows divisions among US bishops

Nov 20, 2015

At their annual fall meeting in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops voted to issue a new introductory note and make limited... Read more

Non Negotiable by Sheila Liaugminas.

Engage world with Catholic principles, author says

Jul 12, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic involvement in civic life is necessary to defend human dignity and move society in a positive direction, says the... Read more