British bishops: Life, marriage, migration among 5 most important election issues
Catholic World News - March 31, 2010
Nearly a month after English and Welsh bishops published their pre-election statement “Choosing the Common Good,” the bishops have issued a list of five issues and questions that they believe will help voters “form a better idea of how far any particular candidate will be addressing the needs of the common good.”
The five questions are:
What does respect for life mean to you? Do all lives have the same value? Older people and the infirm … the severely disabled … the unborn? What will you do for marriage and the family? What practical measures will you take to encourage and support stable family life and the institution of marriage? What beliefs and values underpin your approach to migration? And how will you show them in practice? What do you think is our responsibility to the poor, in this country and overseas? What is our responsibility to safeguard and protect the environment? What do you think is the place of religion in society?
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