Well apparently the Roman Catholic has had enough of the current band of fools running our Government.
As a Roman Catholic myself I have wondered for year why the Roman Catholic church has not stood up for itself better than it has. Over the years the Catholic church has more than its fair share of scandals that has dawn justified outrage from the community including Catholics themselves.
The efforts to diminish the Catholic Church over the past few years seems to have gone into overdrive. As much as the media would promote the religion as loaded with pedophiles and outdated rules and traditions. The Catholic church (though Catholic charities) still feeds a full 30% of the worlds hungry and is generally attended by hard working Americans with a strong sense of personal morality.
By now everybody knows that the Catholic church is suing the US Government over the contraception provision in Obamacare. Our local Arch Bishop filmed a video explaining the lawsuit and showed it to the congregation ( I was not there on the weekend it was shown).
Two weeks after this (today in church), the Catholic Church introduced a Novena ( long series of prayers) for Religious Freedom which starts today and ends on July 4. This will surely raise the congregations political awareness and get them involved in the political process and voting.
Our priest mentioned that this was not politically motivated but I could not see how it was not.
I’m totally shocked and happy at the same time that the Catholic Church is finally going to stand up for their religion. If our current White House resident thinks he going to steamroll a weak opponent, he’s got another thing coming.
For those of you curious about the prayer, here it is:
Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty
O God our Creator,
Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.
We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.
Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome—
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us—
this great land will always be “one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
We ask this through Christ our Lord.