Early mail-in ballots began arriving this week here in Colorado, so I’m going to devote next week to covering hot-button election year topics: abortion, homosexual “marriage”, and the Health and Human Services Mandate. For each, I will provide the Catholic teaching as I understand it, some reflections, and some resources for further education.
My real aim is to answer the question “Why is this such a big deal to Catholics?” for each of these topics, since it’s a question I am often asked. Why am I doing this? Because this election year it is critical that all Christians and religious form our consciences well and vote accordingly. This series will be my small way of helping this process.
Did I miss a topic near and dear to your heart? Let me know on the feedback page or by posting a comment and I’ll see if I can work it in next week.