A statement from the Diocese of Trenton on the upcoming election
In election season each year, people write the Diocese requesting clarification of Church teachings and answers on other questions about exercising their right to vote.
People who would like to register to vote may do so by going to: https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote or by calling their county Board of Elections.
People interested in finding the positions of individual candidates or political parties, can easily find them on the internet by searching the candidate’s website or political party.
Catholics interested in reviewing Church teachings on important issues are directed to any of the following resources, which are available online:
The Diocese of Trenton does not produce a voter guide, nor does it endorse any voter guide produced by other entities. Catholics within our community are encouraged to avail themselves of the information listed above as they prepare to exercise their right and responsibility to vote.
"Responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation."
- Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
By our baptism, Catholics are committed to following Jesus Christ and to be "salt for the earth, light for the nations." As the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, "It is necessary that all participate, according to his position and role, in promoting the common good. This is inherent in the dignity of the human person ... As far as possible citizens should take an active part in public life" (nos. 1913-1915).