Catholics have diverse views on political matters. How can we possibly expect to speak with one voice?


Catholics can have legitimate disagreements about the correct policy to address a particular problem. But we can all be united by our shared commitment to the foundational principles of Catholic Social Teaching: principles such as the preferential option for the poor and vulnerable, the sanctity of human life, the inviolable dignity of the human person, and the responsibility of parents to be the primary educators of their children, to name but a few. Agreeing on policy specifics is less important than sharing a consistent ethic of life and conveying that to our elected officials.