Posts Tagged ‘Voting’

The crucial importance of voting with a Christian conscience

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Throw your political affiliation out the window! But you’re a loyal Democrat. Or perhaps instead, you’re a loyal Republican. Never mind that. Your political affiliation is not that important. What’s crucially important is your affiliation with Jesus, and your commitment to his campaign – to his divine plan. Are you voting for Jesus Christ? Oh, Read more

Abortion and Catholic voting duties

Friday, August 12th, 2016
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Carl Anderson, leader of the Knights of Columbus, is undeniably a polarizing figure. Directing what he calls “the strong right arm” of the Church, he is a champion for many conservative Catholics for many of the same reasons the Catholic left considers him deeply problematic. One major, longstanding reason for such polarization is his prioritization Read more

Voting in church buildings keeps order in Samoa election

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

The orderly and peaceful way Samoa’s general election took place has been ascribed in part to a decision to have most polling booths in church buildings. The Samoa Observer reported that the decision “contributed largely to absence of violence and unruly behaviour in most villages”. The presence of church pastors at voting places also helped Read more

NZ’s Catholic bishops issue 2014 General Election statement

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have written a statement on the 2014 General Election, with particular emphasis on remembering the poor and vulnerable. According to the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference website, the statement is written for Catholics to read and reflect upon. It begins with a quote from Pope Francis: “The goal of economics and Read more

Making voting matter

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Laura O’Connell Rapira has a pretty simple philosophy. “Everyone should have a nice life,” she tells a small audience at a Wellington bar. “Small actions, multiplied, can lead to big change,” she says. Laura, 25, outlines her pitch for RockEnrol, a movement to increase youth voter turnout. The audience is a mix of smartphones and activists Read more

Caritas takes on voter education in PNG

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

The Electoral Commission in PNG is again partnering with Caritas PNG to provide voter education on election issues.

Electoral Commission representative Alice Guguna said the awareness was a civic-voter education strategy to educate people in the remote areas on the election process and their right to vote freely, fairly and safely.

Caritas PNG has been a long-time partner of the commission in educating the people on the election process.
It has produced awareness materials such as posters, leaflets and brochures to educate the people on the importance of casting their votes without being intimidated.

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Catholics tuning out bishops’ voting guidelines

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

A new poll of U.S. Catholics shows that just 16 percent have ever heard of the bishops’ document, “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” and just 3 percent say they have read it.

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