An Introduction from Fr. Eric

Conscience Matters: A reflection from Fr. Andre

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“Our defense of the innocent unborn, for example, needs to be clear, firm and passionate, for at stake is the dignity of a human life, which is always sacred and demands love for each person, regardless of his or her stage of development. Equally sacred, however, are the lives of the poor, those already born, the destitute, the abandoned and the underprivileged, the vulnerable infirm and elderly exposed to covert euthanasia, the victims of human trafficking, new forms of slavery, and every form of rejection.”

– Gaudete et Exsultate
POPE FRANCIS

“A Catholic cannot vote for a candidate who favors a policy promoting an intrinsically evil act… IF the voter’s intent is to support that position… at the same time, a voter should NOT use a candidate’s opposition to an intrinsic evil to justify indifference or inattentiveness to OTHER evil to other important moral issues involving human life and dignity. There may be times when a Catholic rejects a candidates unacceptable position even on policies promoting an intrinsically evil act may reasonably decide to vote for that candidate for other morally grave reasons.”

– Faithful Citizenship #34-35
USCCB

“STOP JUDGING AND YOU WILL NOT BE JUDGED. STOP CONDEMNING AND YOU WILL NOT BE CONDEMNED…
THE MEASURE WITH WHICH YOU MEASURE WILL IN RETURN BE MEASURED TO YOU.”

– Jesus
(Luke 6:35)

“Conscience is a judgment of reason whereby the human person recognizes the moral quality of a concrete act that he is going to perform, is in the process of performing, or has already completed. In all he says and does, man is obliged to follow faithfully what he knows to be just and right.”

-Catechism of the Catholic Church,
no.1778

“Political Engagement is a necessary part of the life of faith, something Catholic Social Teaching has made clear for decades by all popes. The central doctrine is never a single issue, but always protection and promotion of the common good – it’s about the whole picture!”

– Daniel P. Horen, OFM
Chair of Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union

“THERE SHOULD NEVER BE A TIME OR MOMENT IN WHICH WE JUDGE OTHERS AND THEIR FAITH JOURNEY AND SAY THAT A PERSON IS NOT CHRISTIAN ENOUGH OR CATHOLIC ENOUGH.”

– Cardinal Cupich
Archdiocese of chicago

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