Sep 18, 2018
Though politics often is described as the art of compromise, what exactly might that mean for voting decisions in the forthcoming November elections? Working out of the Christian ethical tradition, which is applicable regardless of religious or secular affiliation, Fr. James Bretzke, S.J. outlines general moral principles to help guide our participation in civic society, including casting our ballots in accord with a well-formed, conscience-based choices. This discernment recognizes that all issues do not carry the same moral weight and considers not just political affiliation, but also a particular candidate’s commitments, character, integrity, and ability to influence the political arena.