The Catholic Church’s Teaching on Voting and Political Discernment

Gerry Matatics is a internationally recognized scriptural scholar and apologist for the traditional Catholic faith who was once a Presbyterian minister.  He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, studied at Biblical Interpretation from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, has taught at Christendom College, Aquinas College, St. John’s in New York, Notre Dame Graduate School of Theology, St. Joseph University, University of San Diego, and Our Lady of Guadalupe International Seminary and now writes, lectures and teaches in defense of the Catholic faith.

I had an opportunity to interview Gerry this morning regarding the 2016 Presidential election tomorrow.  He explains in detail what the Catholic Church teaches about:

  • Our obligation to vote
  • The ‘lesser of two evils’ argument
  • Whether Donald and Hillary are both unacceptable choices
  • How to commit a mortal sin in the voting booth

It’s an interesting topic.  Let me know what you think!