To be examples of God’s light and peace

Prayer of the Day
For Conversion of Our Country

Father in Heaven,
In the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
we ask that You send the Holy Spirit upon our nation.
We pray for the conversion of our country,
of our leaders, and of our people.
We desire a just nation,
a moral nation,
a land in which all life
from conception to natural death
is held sacred;
where traditional marriages and families are foundational;
a country where people of faith may worship you freely.
Lord, allow repentance to come to each and every one of us
that we may be examples of Your light and peace.
Through our faith and persevering trust in Your mercy,
Lord, may we return our nation to Your grace.
We petition You through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of Our Nation, In the Name of Our Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ. Amen.

— Father Stephen Imbarrato, The Protest Priest,

Quote of the Day

Adopting a consistent ethic of life, the Catholic Church promotes a broad spectrum of issues “seeking to protect human life and promote human dignity from the inception of life to its final moment.” Opposition to abortion and euthanasia does not excuse indifference to those who suffer from poverty, violence and injustice. Any politics of human life must work to resist the violence of war and the scandal of capital punishment. Any politics of human dignity must seriously address issues of racism, poverty, hunger, employment, education, housing, and health care. Therefore, Catholics should eagerly involve themselves as advocates for the weak and marginalized in all these areas.  Catholic public officials are obliged to address each of these issues as they seek to build consistent policies which promote respect for the human person at all stages of life. But being ‘right’ in such matters can never excuse a wrong choice regarding direct attacks on innocent human life. Indeed, the failure to protect and defend life in its most vulnerable stages renders suspect any claims to the ‘rightness’ of positions in other matters affecting the poorest and least powerful of the human community.

Living the Gospel of Life, #22



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