October 11, 201,2 ( –  The Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus has written a new e-book saying, by voting in a manner consistent with Catholic social teaching, Catholics can transcend broken politics, lighten excessive partisanship, and heal America. 

Random House has recently released Carl Anderson’s Proclaim Liberty: Notes on the Next Great Awakening, a collection of three recent speeches on the Catholic vote. Available through online book retailers, the e-book is designed to help Catholics form their conscience in keeping with Catholic principles.


Anderson applies the framework of Catholic social teaching to the voting booth, allowing individuals to understand how to select candidates and determining ballot initiatives. With Catholics comprising a quarter of the nation’s voting populace, they cast a deciding vote. 

Anderson’s speeches address the importance of voting against intrinsic evils—and the candidates who support them.

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For decades, liberal Catholics have obscured the Church’s teaching on these evils beneath a so-called “seamless garment” theory of Catholic political thought, relegating the mortal sins of abortion and contraception to the same status and importance as their favored policy positions on how to address poverty, debt, illness, health care, defense spending, and a host of other issues. 

This “seamless garment” political attitude goes hand in hand with what Pope Benedict XVI decries as the dictatorship of relativism. It is a philosophy by which Catholics have been “absolved” of the responsibility to vote first against obvious and intrinsic evils of abortion, while choosing instead to vote with their wallets or on matters of less moral consequence.

Anderson has added his voice to a growing number of influential Catholics, who place primary importance on considering abortion, defending marriage, and safeguarding religious liberty when deciding how to cast one’s vote. 

The e-book can be downloaded and read on a Kindle, Nook, or other e-reader. It can also be read on a tablet or computer by downloading the free app or software.

The cost of the e-book is $2.99 and, as with all of the Supreme Knight’s books, all proceeds go to charity.