The Church has established Catholic principles of voting and we have always been exhorted to use our vote carefully, but definitely to vote. Click here to read a very good article on this subject.
However, note the following editorial update, September 2016:
“…In the past 9 years since this article was penned by Fr. Peter Scott, the political landscape of the United States has degraded at an alarming rate. Democrats who claimed to uphold the sanctity of marriage at the time this article was written have now all but unanimously changed course. Even Republicans who, for the most part, could be counted on to provide basic Christian values, have begun to embrace these sins against nature, and many are supporting abortion under certain circumstances. It is in this current climate that we wish to explicitly clarify what Fr. Scott implied above – in a political contest or election where both / all candidates support objectively evil legislation, abstaining from the voting process, or leaving sections of a ballot blank, would be perfectly acceptable and even encouraged.
How might an American Catholic use his/her vote in the forthcoming national Election, to avoid displeasing God?
WILL Donald Trump Hillary, or will the notoriously pro-abortion-up-to-birth Mrs Clinton trump Donald?
Is it unthinkable that any Catholic would vote for Hillary Clinton? Indeed, is it possible for a conscientious Catholic to support either candidate?