Good to see Colorado Bishops encouraging Catholics to vote according to Catholic Values. Unfortunately, The NJ Bishops seem to think abortion is not an important voting issue.
The Colorado Catholic Conference (CCC) has launched its Get Out the Vote campaign in which it uses a web site and DVDs to examine and promote “faithful citizenship,” the correct formation of conscience, and voting participation among Catholics.
Featuring reflections from all the bishops of Colorado, its web site also contains information about voter registration, bulletin announcements and inserts, testimonials from Colorado Catholics, homily notes, and live streaming of the campaign’s DVD presentation.
“We hope that Catholics around the state will recognize the moral and civic duty they have as Catholics and citizens to vote and to do so with a properly formed conscience,” a statement from the campaign said.
“If we as Catholics want to effect change in our society and culture we must vote and encourage our friends and family to do the same.”
Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput One of my favorites :) is joined on the DVD by Bishop of Colorado Springs Richard J. Sheridan and Bishop of Pueblo Arthur N. Tafoya.
“The Catholic Church certainly understands and also believes in the separation of church and state,” Archbishop Chaput says on the DVD, “but that doesn’t mean we believe in the separation of faith and politics.