Election 2016: The Final Days

A Note From Our Publisher

(photo: EWTN photo)
The Register is doing its part to assist faithful voters by publishing a special two-page pull-out section that covers the stance of each candidate on issues of greatest concern to Catholic voters. We also compare their views to the timeless teaching of the Church, whether in the Catechism, papal documents or the Compendium of Catholic Social Teaching. As we come closer to the conclusion of a bitter election cycle, it is critical for us to understand what it means to vote with an informed conscience.
 
Two of these key issues are religious freedom and health care.
 
As it stands today, EWTN and other faithful Catholic entities will have their lawsuits against the federal government’s unjust abortion and contraception mandate decided under a new administration. EWTN’s lawsuit has been extended until after the election, and we are left wondering who will be the president to oversee this case to its conclusion.
 
Both of the major candidates have weighed in on this issue, and Secretary Hillary Clinton is on the record stating that religious people must change their views to correspond with the government’s view in this area. We will pray for a change of heart, as that view is not only unjust, but is also unconstitutional. We will continue to fight it to the end.
 
I would ask you also to continue to pray for the EWTN family, of which the Register is a part, and pray for Our Lady of America’s intercession as the time winds down to Election Day.
 
God bless you!
Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito says of discerning one’s college choice, ‘There has to be something that tugs at you and makes you want to investigate it further. And then the personal encounter comes in the form of a visit or a chat with a student or alumnus who communicates with the same enthusiasm or energy about the place. And then that love of a place can be a seed which germinates in your own heart through prayer.’

Choose a College With a Discerning Mind and Heart

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito, assistant professor of theology at the University of Dallas (UD) and subprior (and former vocations director) of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, drew from his experience as both a student and now monastic religious to help those discerning understand the parallels between religious and college discernment.