Resources about issues and topics that are important to Catholics

As Catholics, we are part of a community with profound teachings that help us consider challenges in public life, contribute to greater justice and peace for all people, and evaluate policy positions, party platforms, and candidates’ promises and actions in light of the Gospel in order to help build a better world.

On this page you will find voter resources that have been compiled to help to educate you about some of the issues and topics that are important to Catholics. The Diocese of Harrisburg neither supports nor opposes any candidate for public office.

Catholic Resources

Voting Resources

  • www.votespa.com  Find out where your polling place is, and learn about your voting rights.
  • Candidate Database  See who is on the ballot.
  • Pennsylvania Catholic Conference Advocacy Network – Be informed. Please click here to sign up to receive email alerts and updates on important public issues. Make your voice heard!

Prayer Before an Election

“Lord God, as the election approaches,
we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our city/state/country,
and how the Gospel compels us to respond as faithful citizens in our community.
We ask for eyes that are free from blindness
so that we might see each other as brothers and sisters,
one and equal in dignity,
especially those who are victims of abuse and violence, deceit and poverty.
We ask for ears that will hear the cries of children unborn and those abandoned,
Men and women oppressed because of race or creed, religion or gender.
We ask for minds and hearts that are open to hearing the voice of leaders who will bring us closer to your Kingdom.

We pray for discernment
so that we may choose leaders who hear your Word,
live your love,
and keep in the ways of your truth
as they follow in the steps of Jesus and his Apostles
and guide us to your Kingdom of justice and peace.

We ask this in the name of your Son Jesus Christ and through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.”