Catholic moral teaching says that Catholic voters should consider a wide range of issues when deciding for whom they will vote.
The administrative board of the U.S. Catholic bishops in 1999 issued Faithful Citizenship, a statement on political responsibility. Speaking for and to Catholics in this country, the bishops wrote: “Our moral framework does not easily fit the categories of right or left, Democrat or Republican. Our responsibility is to measure every party and platform by how its agenda touches human life and dignity.”
They also wrote, “We believe that every human life is sacred from conception to natural death; that people are more important than things; and that the measure of every institution is whether or not it enhances the life and dignity of the human person.”
The USCCB updates Faithful Citizenship periodically. Check out their website at www.usccb.org for the latest edition.