October 24, 2016

Special Novena for the 2016 Election

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The 2016 Election is nearly upon us. It is crucial that we, as Catholics speak with a unified voice because of the reality that certain laws directly contradict Church teaching, the natural law and the good of society. Catholics should carefully consider the role that judges play in deciding issues like abortion, marriage and religious freedom. Judges and other unelected officials all too often take these debates out of the democratic process and decide them for themselves leaving concerned citizens with no recourse.

Since this election will affect religious freedom in the United States, as well as the protection of the most vulnerable in our society; the unborn, the ill and disabled, and the elderly, we should pray that God's will be done in the election, and that those who are voting will do so with a well-formed conscience. The novena for the election starts October 30th. Remember that our prayers and petitions, when offered to God sincerely, are always efficacious.

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Prayer for the Faithful Witness of Catholics in the United States

(By Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke)

O Lord Jesus Christ, You alone are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. In Your Church You show us the Way, You teach us the Truth, and You give us Your Life. Grant, we humbly beg You, that, always and in all things, we may be faithful to You in Your Holy Church, and to Your Vicar on Earth, the Supreme Pontiff, Pope Francis. Grant also, we beg You, that, in these times of decision, all who profess to be Catholic and who are entrusted with the sacred duty to participate in public life, may, by the strength of Your grace, unwaveringly follow Your Way and faithfully adhere to Your Truth, living in You with all their mind and heart, for Your greater glory, the salvation of souls, and the good of our nation. Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of America, Pray for us.

Saint Thomas More, Patron of Religious Freedom, Pray for us.

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