Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Trump or Biden?

It is no secret that neither the Republican nor the Democratic candidate for President adheres to all the principles of Catholic social teaching. As a result, many Catholics are not sure how they should cast their ballot.

Some groups argue that abortion is the overriding issue of our time, and that it is the only one that matters. Others want us to also look at issues such as climate change, care for poor and immigrants, and the death penalty.


To help us in this process, America magazine, a Jesuit publication, has published two important articles; one is the Catholic case for Trump and the other is the Catholic case for Biden.


John Carr, who helped write the first bishops’ document on Catholics and voting, argues in favor of a Biden vote. You can read his article here.

Teresa S. Collett, a professor of law at the University of St. Thomas, make the Catholic case for Trump here. 

The bishops' document on voting, Faithful Citizenship, is available here.

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