Dear Wholesale Customers,
We have created a line of simple, voting-themed products for the election that we'd like to offer to all of you. The response we received at CMN for these items was extremely positive, and we believe you will benefit from displaying these products. The election is a very current and pertinent issue to your customers: this is your opportunity to give them a bigger voice. It is our hope that your customers use and wear "Vote My Values" gear to make a statement in the public square.
Below is our statement on the theme of the product line:
" there may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia.”
--Cardinal Ratzinger, 2004 letter to U.S. Bishops
Pope Benedict, both now and during his tenure as prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has often referred to “non-negotiable” principles. Catholics may argue at length, and indeed have legitimate and worthy disagreements about serving the poor, the death penalty, waging war, and economics.
Still, there are matters that Catholics should not disagree about; matters where the answer is assuredly decided, and the truly faithful have no recourse but to stand with the Church in the voting booth. These are matters that are intrinsically evil, and in fact, “non-negotiable.”
Regarding pro-abortion law, it is "never licit to obey it, or to take part in a propaganda campaign in favor of such a law, or to vote for it" --Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae
Regarding the legislation of same-sex marriage, the Catholic has “a moral duty to express his opposition clearly and publicly and to vote against it. To vote in favor of a law so harmful to the common good is gravely immoral” --Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions between Homosexual Persons
We stand with the Pope and the Church’s teaching on Subsidiarity, rejecting an increase of government that seeks to take responsibility away from the people and Church. "Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes not divine, but demonic."
-Pope Benedict XVI
“Values” gear from Nelson Fine Art and Gifts and Freedom to the Max is a tool for you to take a stand in the public sector.