Vote with a well-formed conscience

Perhaps the greatest glory of the Catholic Church today is her public stand against the culture of death. Many of our Catholic bishops have clearly presented the church’s teaching on life issues in recent weeks. They have responded charitably to statements by Catholic politicians who attempt to justify their own support for pro-abortion legislation. Unfortunately, it seems that many liberal Catholics are just going to continue to disagree with church teaching.

With the election approaching, our bishops have repeatedly said that we have to vote according to our conscience, which must be well-formed in the truths of the faith. But the bottom line is, will our conscience be clear when we stand before Our Lord at journey’s end?

The writer is a former parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ellicott City.

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