While the election didn't go the way I or many had hoped, it's still important to pray for those in office and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have posted this prayer for the faithful...
Prayer After An Election
God of all nations,
Father of the human family,
we give you thanks for the freedom we exercise
and the many blessings of democracy we enjoy
in these United States of America.
We ask for your protection and guidance
for all who devote themselves to the common good,
working for justice and peace at home and around the world.
We lift up all our duly elected leaders and public servants,
those who will serve us as president, as legislators and judges,
those in the military and law enforcement.
Heal us from our differences and unite us, O Lord,
with a common purpose, dedication, and commitment to achieve liberty and justice
in the years ahead for all people,
and especially those who are most vulnerable in our midst.
Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, revised edition (Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2007). The "Prayer After an Election" by Cardinal Adam Maida, Archbishop of Detroit, is used with permission.
A great letter from Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson, NJ to his diocese explaining the dangers of the bill titled Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). For those of you that don't know what it is...
Introduced in the United States Congress in 2004 the bill would remove all restrictions on abortion in the United States, both on the state and federal level. "FOCA goes far beyond guaranteeing the right to an abortion throughout the nine months of pregnancy. It arrogantly prohibits any law or policy interfering with that right," says Bishop Serratelli. This is the "dark reality" kept secret by propagandists for 'choice.'
Bishop Serratelli also talks about how Senator Barack Obama told Planned Parenthood the first thing he would do as president would be to sign this bill. That doesn't sound very good to me.
Original Article: Bishop Warns of Obama’s Promise to Implement Extreme “Freedom of Choice Act” at LifeSiteNews.com
I haven't had the privilege to see Father Larry Richards or Father John Corapi live, so these two videos below will have to do. I've heard Father Larry's confession talk before, but it's well worth watching again. I was also excited to hear about Father Larry's new book coming out soon titled "Be a Man". It's described as a book "for men and will help them grow into the man that God created them to be".
Father Corapi tells it like it is and below he shares his wonderful conversion story. I have only heard him a handful of times, but I really enjoy his passion and love for our Lord. The condensed version of his conversion story is below.
See any other videos or have a personal favorite? Let me know in the comments!
In what's shaping up to be the most important election in our lifetimes (in my opinion), we are getting bombarded by information from TV, radio, newspapers and the internet. I find it overwhelming at times trying to follow the latest news and lipstick talk, but lucky for us there are some great sites out there with good solid information like - www.CatholicVote.com. Spend a couple of minutes watching the movie below and you'll get fired up about your faith and this election! Help spread the word!
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[Cross-posted at Catholic Dads]