On Sunday, October 7, the following notice appeared in the Mono County Catholic, the parish bulletin serving the communities in the Eastern Sierra region of California, including Mammoth Lakes, Lee Vining, and Bridegport.

These parishes are served by a priest of the Stockton diocese, one who is described by a reliable source as “close” to Bishop Stephen Blaire.


As the presidential election approaches, all Catholics are reminded of their moral obligation to participate in our democratic government process. Voting is not an option for Catholics, but Catholics must vote from a well-informed conscience. To that end the bishops of the United States have produced a voting guide called Forming Consciences of Faithful Citizenship.

It is the ONLY authentic voting guide for Catholics. That means Voter’s Guide for Serious Catholics, the Test of Fire video, and anything from CatholicVote.org, Catholic.com [Catholic Answers]. EWTN, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, or any other private organization is not the official authoritative voting guide for Catholics.