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Exploring the top voting issues of the 2020 election from a Catholic perspective. For complete coverage of the 2020 election from America Media, visit americamagazine.org

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Exploring the top voting issues of the 2020 election from a Catholic perspective. For complete coverage of the 2020 election from America Media, visit americamagazine.org

    How to vote Catholic

    How to vote Catholic

    In the series finale, Sebastian speaks with Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, a leading voice on Catholic Social Teaching in the American hierarchy. How should Catholics prioritize the issues? And what does it really mean to form your conscience?
    Bishop McElroy is the author of two books: The Search for an American Public Theology and Morality and American Foreign Policy.
    US Bishops teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics: "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship"
    Stay up-to-date with America Media's coverage of the 2020 election: www.americamagazine.org/newsletters
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    • 26 min
    Abortion: It’s more complicated than you think

    Abortion: It’s more complicated than you think

    The Catholic Bishops teach that abortion is a preeminent voting issue for Catholics, because it directly attacks life itself. Do Catholics agree? And should it take precedence over other life and death issues? 
    Aimee Murphy is the Executive Director of Rehumanize International. Visit her white paper and presentation here. 
    Learn more about Tricia Bruce’ study: “What Americans Really Think About Abortion”
    US Bishops teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics: "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship"
    Stay up-to-date with America Media's coverage of the 2020 election: www.americamagazine.org/newsletters
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    • 31 min
    Poverty: Americans care about the economy. Do they care about the poor?

    Poverty: Americans care about the economy. Do they care about the poor?

    A perennial social crisis affecting many other issues. Pope Francis has called for a poor church for the poor. What does poverty in America look like in 2020? And will the political parties finally tackle the issue plaguing tens of millions of Americans? 
    Guest Links:
    Jennifer Wells is the Senior Regional Organizer with Community Change org
    US Bishops teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics: "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship"
    Stay up-to-date with America Media's coverage of the 2020 election: www.americamagazine.org/newsletters
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    • 22 min
    Climate Change: The science is real, but so is fake news

    Climate Change: The science is real, but so is fake news

    A highly politicized issue that is central to the teaching of Pope Francis. The science and the moral framework are clear. Will American Catholics respond at the voting booth? 
    Guest links:
    Martha Shulski serves as the state climatologist for Nebraska.
    Dan Misleh is the founding Executive Director of Catholic Climate Covenant.
    Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment:  ‘Laudato Si’
    US Bishops teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics: "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship"
    Stay up-to-date with America Media's coverage of the 2020 election: www.americamagazine.org/newsletters
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    • 27 min
    Religious Liberty: Catholics are in this for everybody

    Religious Liberty: Catholics are in this for everybody

    A tenet of the constitution and central teaching of the Catholic Church. Is it under threat in 2020? 
    Guest Links:
    George Weigel is the Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
    Read more on Melissa Buck’s case at Beckett. 
    US Bishops teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics: "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship"
    Stay up-to-date with America Media's coverage of the 2020 election: www.americamagazine.org/newsletters
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    • 27 min
    Racial Justice: Reckoning with racism in society and the church

    Racial Justice: Reckoning with racism in society and the church

    2020 was a year of reckoning for racial injustice in America. Catholics of color are calling for the church to look in the mirror. Will the church respond and take a prophetic stand?  
    Guest Links:
    Andrew Lyke’s Marriage Ministry to Black Catholics: Arusi Network 
    Dr. Tia Noelle Pratt
    US Bishops teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics: "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship"
    Stay up-to-date with America Media's coverage of the 2020 election: www.americamagazine.org/newsletters
    You can support this media ministry at www.americamagazine.org/donate
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

Quiltbrain1 ,

I’m not a rule follower

I follow my conscience like a priest told me to do many years ago. This podcast gave room for me to do just that. I love God and my fellow people. How can we get into “good trouble” if we follow all the rules? Rosa Parks broke the rules. I don’t go to church anymore because our local church excludes too many people who I love. Give me the Benedictine priests and nuns. They include me and my loved ones.

Ashley6151997 ,

Thoughtful

Although I am not a catholic, I am a Christian and I wrestle with these issues. I appreciate the thoughtful and honest discussion of the complex issues that help me get some direction in what is the right course of action to take as a Christian citizen.

amillergingerstone ,

Beware

America magazine regularly tows the line and often downright crosses it when it comes to following the actual doctrines of the faith. Statements like “bishops teach ________, but do ‘Catholics’ agree?” Should always throw up red flags.

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