Archbishop Chaput concludes in his discussion of the media's treatment of religion,
Religious faith, religious believers and religious leaders have always played a major role in informing American public debate, to the betterment of the whole community.
Ultimately, every voter has the duty to follow his or her own properly formed conscience. And we all have an obligation to respect the dignity of others. But the best way to be "faithful citizens" is to put our beliefs about God, moral character and common sense before every other loyalty. We have nothing to offer our political party or our nation if we agree to downplay our religious and moral convictions when we come to society's toughest issues. Today and always, we pursue our vocation as American citizens best by living our Catholic faith authentically first.
HT Catholic Exchange