Voting and civic
engagement are moral responsibilities. As a service to help Catholics
inform their consciences before entering the voting booth, the
Pennsylvania Catholic Conference staff researched, surveyed and
interviewed candidates about their positions on key Catholic issues. The
PCC materials have information about the views of the candidates for
state attorney general, auditor general and treasurer, the two U.S.
Senate candidates, and the presidential candidates. All materials are
available in one place here.
Please feel free to download, post, tweet, photocopy, and share these tools with friends, family and fellow Catholics.
- Know the Positions of PA’s Statewide Candidates (and in Spanish)
- Statewide Candidates Complete Questionnaire
- Interview with US Senate Candidate Tom Smith
- Interview with US Senate Candidate Senator Bob Casey, Jr.
- Know the Positions of PA’s United States Senate Candidates (and in Spanish)
- Know the Positions of the Presidential Candidates (and in Spanish)
The Church neither endorses nor opposes candidates for public office. The materials we developed as an agency of the Church are for informational purposes only. The documents are tools to help Catholics prepare for the election and not a substitute for individual research and study.
Catholics are asked to prayerfully reflect on what they learn about candidates in light of our faith. The PCC’s resources, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States document, the Catechism and the Bible are all sources to be consulted.
Election Day is November 6. Mark your calendar then pray, inform your conscience and VOTE!