My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As Catholics Christians and as citizens we should all recognize that voting is a moral responsibility. I therefore strongly urge all the Catholics of our Diocese to vote on Election Day. As your Bishop, I will never tell you who deserves your vote, but I will challenge you to take your Catholic conscience into the voting booth. The Gospel of Life, the sanctity of marriage, and the protection of religious freedom for our Catholic parishes, schools and hospitals must be of paramount importance for all believers. So please vote on November the 2nd.
May God bless you, and may God bless America.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C.
BISHOP OF PEORIA