Archive for September, 2008

St. Jerome

September 30, 2008

Let today’s feast day remind us to read Holy Scripture, the word of God.

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Archangels

September 29, 2008

St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael: pray for us on this your feast day!

Pray for our next president and his administration

September 26, 2008

Dear Jesus,

You know how important this election is. I’ve begged you before, and am doing so again: please grant us a pro-life President in this next election. Thank you for the boost that Sarah Palin’s nomination has given to the possibility of that prayer being granted. Please heal our land and help voters make the best choice. Please also grant us more pro-life Senators and Representatives in the federal Congress and in each state’s legislature.

Amen.

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Here is a Web site that I learned about today: www.prayforpalin.us. Some of the links that it provides are not 100% compatible with Catholic teachings, but the principle of prayer is crucial for people of all faiths. May God lead us all in the right direction, and may we follow Him!

There are other Web sites with prayers directed toward the outcome of this election. Check the “Pages” section in the right-hand column of this blog for information about some of those options.

Choose the path that leads to life!

September 26, 2008

This tells one of the reasons why we MUST choose one particular candidate over the other, from among the two main presidential candidates.

“One Law, One Election…Millions of Lives at Stake” Article by Barbara Holt found at http://www.catholicexchange.com/2008/09/26/113888/

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Update on Friday, October 10, 2008

I was looking at that article again and realized that an extended excerpt from it might be helpful to include in this post:

“All of this discussion about the FOCA goes to the heart of what is at stake in the upcoming presidential election. It underscores just how much the presidential election means to the pro-life movement and to the unborn whose lives the movement is trying to defend and protect. Who we elect as the next president really does make a difference to these tiny unborn human members of our family. The FOCA is but one important life or death change that can happen if we elect a pro-abortion president. Let us consider just what else a pro-abortion president can do during his four-year term of office.

The first executive order he would rescind would probably be the Mexico City Policy, which prevents tax dollars from going to organizations, which promote or provide abortions or work to overturn the laws of pro-life countries.

The pro-abortion president also is expected to force us to pay for abortions through a national health care program.

The next president will have the opportunity to nominate justices to the U. S. Supreme Court. The current court voted in a 5-4 decision in Gonzalez v. Carhart to uphold the ban on partial birth abortions. A pro-abortion president nominating and having the U. S. Senate confirm just one justice to the U. S. can make a dramatic shift in how the court makes future abortion decisions. It is estimated that the next president could name 2-3 individuals to the U. S. Supreme Court. If we elect a pro-abortion president, it could be at another 35 years before we have another chance at a Supreme Court that will vote to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973. How many more unborn children will die because of that one newly appointed justice?

But the U. S. Supreme Court is not the only court the pro-abortion president will affect. A pro-abortion president will name individuals for all the federal courts, including the courts of appeal. Many pro-life cases like the “Choose Life” special registration plate and parental consent or notification cases have been struck down at the court of appeals level.

Finally, a pro-abortion president will name individuals to cabinet posts, ambassadorships and other levels of the government who will share his pro-abortion views. Those individuals will promote abortion policies.

Now that you know what is at stake, you need to take a close look at the views and voting records of the two major presidential candidates. One of these two men will be our next president and you will have the opportunity to decide which. Only you can reach certain voters who need this information in order to make an informed choice about how to vote. I hope you will use this information to educate the many others that you know or come into contact with between now and that time. Remember, the lives of millions depend on how you and others vote on November 4.

Just when it seemed like a good idea…

September 26, 2008

I was partway through this article when I realized it might be a good one to send to the people who say they aren’t voting for either of the two main presidential candidates, but then I reached the part that took me by surprise!

“Morality: Principles versus Expediency and Calculation” Article by Kent C. Bois, found at www.catholicexchange.com/2008/09/26/113989

Dedication

September 26, 2008

This blog is humbly dedicated to
the Blessed Virgin Mary,
the Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ.

This blog is under her protection especially as
Our Lady of the Rosary” and “Our Lady of Guadalupe
so that by her intercession,
all material here will honor her Son and our Savior,
and will lead its readers to Him.