Editor-in-Chief Brian McCall interviews longtime CFN contributor and friend Christopher Ferrara about the upcoming U.S. general election. The two discuss the principles of Catholic participation in working for the common good. In his usual witty style, Ferrara decimates a host of sophistical arguments that Catholics should abstain from the general election. Topics covered include:
- Do Catholics have an obligation to vote in elections generally?
- Can Catholics participate in a republic or must we demand monarchy?
- What is the distinction between the error of sovereignty coming from the people and a framework in which people designate the person upon whom God confers authority?
- Do Donald Trump’s past moral failings or imperfect policy positions preclude a Catholic from voting for him?