Bishops vote not to update Catholic voter guide

The U.S. bishops voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to reissue without revisions their guide to political engagement, “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship”, along with supplemental materials, and to begin re-examining the document immediately after the 2024 election. The guide has been the subject of intense debate at recent general assemblies, with a faction of the bishops having pushed to replace it with a new document consciously reflective of Pope Francis’ “new body of teaching.”