The USCCB has come out with a document called Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. Part I of the document contains a sentence in Section 34 that reads:
A Catholic cannot vote for a candidate who favors a policy promoting an intrinsically evil act, such as abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, deliberately subjecting workers or the poor to subhuman living conditions, redefining marriage in ways that violate its essential meaning, or racist behavior, if the voter’s intent is to support that position.
Notice that I have added emphasis via boldface.
The late Fr. Stephen F. Torraco wrote this brief catechism. The last two sentences in Fr. Stephen’s answer to Question 14 in the catehcism read:
To vote for such a candidate even with the knowledge that the candidate is pro-abortion is to become an accomplice in the moral evil of abortion. If the voter also knows this, then the voter sins mortally.
This seems to suggest that Fr. Stephen generally considered it a mortal sin for someone to vote for a pro-abortion candidate even if there is no intent on the voter’s part to support said candidate’s pro-abortion views. Can someone on CAF help me out here? Please remember Canon 1373.