That there are some Catholics who are going to vote for Obama? Do you know that they are even in our own parish and other parishes in the diocese? Our Bishop of Dallas and of Ft. Worth have put out facts that every Catholic needs to know in order to vote without committing a mortal sin. Yes, that's right, a mortal sin. Father Corapi even put out a video which I posted here.
To those in our parish who want to vote for Obama, I ask you what is more important, economics or LIFE? Here is a message from Catholic City that I received today. Please pray that our brothers and sisters in Christ choose Life!
Until next time,
CHOOSE LIFE, CHOOSE LIFE, CHOOSE LIFE AND VOTE!!!!
The CatholiCity Message
Volume XII, Number 11
Dear CatholiCity Citizen,
We hope you have been following the news on the CatholiCity.com homepage.
"VICTORY OF LIFE"
Please bear in mind two major tactics of the evil one. First, he deceives. Second, he discourages. The deceptions in the media are at times overwhelming, and have many of us not felt in our gut a keen temptation of despair or discouragement during the past few months and in recent weeks?
The presidential election concerns many issues that Christians can legitimately debate, but for most CatholiCity Citizens, it is primarily a life or death referendum for those who cannot vote: unborn babies.
Here is what Bishop Finn of Missouri wrote on the subject:
"Together with the other Bishops of Missouri I am calling on all the faithful to make this last week before the election a week of prayer for our nation -- a week of prayer for the protection of Human Life. In 1571, in the midst of the Battle of Lepanto, when the future of Christian Europe was in the balance and the odds against them were overwhelming, prayer to Our Lady of the Rosary brought the decisive victory. We ask her now to watch over our country and bring us the victory of life."
"Our Catholic moral principles teach that a candidate's promise of economic prosperity is insufficient to justify their constant support of abortion laws, including partial-birth abortion, and infanticide for born-alive infants. Promotion of the Freedom of Choice Act is a pledge to eliminate every single limit on abortions achieved over the last thirty-five years. I ask you to join me in invoking the Guardian Angels of 47 million babies lost through abortion in our country in the last thirty-five years. This horrendous loss of life remains one of the greatest threats to human civilization we have ever faced."
We understand, sadly, that a very small portion of our readers do not believe that local and national elections significantly effect whether unborn babies live or die. We respectfully invite you to read about the consequences Bishop Finn referred to above, along with other life-issues consequences, as documented by the Priests for Life website, in order to make an informed decision:
POLLS AND PRAYERS
There seems to be some evidence that polling was even less reliable than usual during this election cycle, and even that some polls are manipulated to discourage certain voters. As Karl Rove documents, the polls were misleading in 2000 and 2004:
Bear in mind that polls do not take into account our prayers or the prayers of tens of millions of faithful Christians, Catholic and Evangelical alike.
LET US PRAY
God is all-powerful, and He greatly desires to answer our prayers. He can and will influence voters and circumstances on Election Day. So as we join together now in prayer, please do so with an abiding sense of faith and peace, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:
"Dear Jesus, King of Kings and Lord or Lords, pour your grace into the hearts of voters in the United States as we prepare for the upcoming election. Secure for us leaders who will bring our country closer to Your holy will."
"Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into hell satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen."
"Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen."
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas and the Unborn, pray for us.
Saints Katharine Drexel and Elizabeth Ann Seton, American saints, pray for us.
Saint Thomas More, Patron of Politicians, pray for us.
Saint Jude, Patron of Impossible Causes, pray for us,
Saint Joseph, King of Silence, pray for us,
Saint Anthony, Miracle Worker, pray for us,
Saint Josemaria Escriva, Powerful Intercessor, pray for us,
Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Martyr of Love, pray for us,
Saint Therese the Little Flower, Friend in Heaven, pray for us,
Immaculate Mary, Patroness of the United States, crush the serpent's head!
Merciful Jesus, for the sake of your sorrowful passion,
have mercy on us and on the whole world!
Almighty Father in heaven, release Saint Michael now!
Almighty Father in heaven, release Saint Michael now!
ALMIGHTY FATHER IN HEAVEN, RELEASE SAINT MICHAEL NOW!!
Amen. Thank you. We will return shortly after the election.
Your Friends at CatholiCity