Last week I had a print-up from the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) inserted into the bulletin regarding some principles on our responsibility to vote and the direction we should be seeking to help guide our country. This week is part II of that write-up from the USCCB with principles we should be applying to candidates who are running for elected office as well as proposed legislation. Please read the guide and research where candidates stand in these areas. Also, in certain races you may find the candidates do not stand across the board for the sanctity of life, the sanctity of marriage, religious liberty and freedom of conscience, so one must then discern who is the lesser of two evils (which one stand more for the non-negotiable issues and would be less likely to promote or support the evils that are contrary to the non-negotiables). Do not base your vote on party loyalty, or the attractiveness of their personality, or whether they say they are Catholic (many claim it but go against what the Gospel calls us to live).