VOTING - What Ratzinger Said
“A Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in evil, and so unworthy to present himself for Holy Communion, if he were to deliberately vote for a candidate precisely because of the candidate’s permissive stand on abortion and/or euthanasia. When a Catholic does not share a candidate’s stand in favor of abortion and/or euthanasia, but votes for that candidate for other reasons, it is considered remote material cooperation, which can be permitted in the presence of proportionate reasons.”
Jimmy Akin does an excellent job of explaining the fullness of what this means:http://www.jimmyakin.org/2004/09/what_ratzinger_.html
If you're Catholic and you're voting, YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS!