OneNationUnderGod.org Launches Prayer Campaign for Conversion of Catholic Politicians

Begins on the Feast Day of St. Thomas More for one year
by Lisa Correnti | Source: OneNationUnderGod.org

"The King's good servant, but God's first." -- St Thomas More

In a spirit of hope and Christian charity, OneNationUnderGod is launching a prayer campaign specifically focused on the conversion of Catholic politicians to further foster a Culture of Life in our country.

This effort will commence on June 22, 2009--the feast day of St. Thomas More, whom Pope John Paul II proclaimed the patron saint of statesmen and politicians. A 16th-century English chancellor who refused to accept King Henry VIII as the head of the Church of England, St. Thomas More held a passion for the truth that enlightened his conscience and led him to know that, just as man must be one with God, so politics must be with morality.

Many Catholic politicians support policies that reject a fundamental right to life.  Although these policy makers have been indelibly configured to Christ and the Church through Baptism, by denying these basic human rights, they stand outside full communion with the Church.

In the 1995 encyclical Evangelium vitae, John Paul II reiterates what the Catholic Church has always taught: that lawmakers have a grave and clear obligation to oppose any law that contradicts humanity’s fundamental right to life.

Months ago, we discovered that 50 percent of Catholic politicians currently serving in the 111th Congress have accepted large donations from pro-abortion lobby groups while reinforcing their support for abortion rights legislation.  These elected officials are deeply confused about Catholic teaching on the morality of abortion.

Catholic legislators who support abortion rights fail to recognize that legitimate social policy must be guided by absolute truth.  Many of these legislators cite “primacy of conscience” to justify their support for abortion rights, embryonic stem cell research and euthanasia.  However, a properly formed conscience recognizes the essential truth of Catholic teaching—that human life is sacred and inviolable from the moment of conception until natural death.

Over the past few weeks, we have contacted bishops of these pro-abortion Catholic members of Congress, to shed light on the politicians’ pro-abortion voting records and the money they have received from abortion lobbyists. We have respectfully asked that they continue to minister to these lawmakers.  Their spiritual direction gives invaluable insight to our Catholic legislators, reaffirming “that life is entrusted to man’s responsibility.”

Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput recently stated that “tolerating grave evil within a society is itself a form of evil.” He continued that, if “we claim to be ‘Catholic,’ we need to prove it by our behavior. And serving other people by working for justice, charity and truth in our nation's political life is one of the very important ways we do that.”

Through thespiritual gifts of our Catholic faith we invite you to join our Prayer Campaign for the Conversion of our Catholic Politicians who hold such great influence over the lives of the innocent. Specifically, we ask that you adopt a Catholic member of Congress and pledge a daily spiritual devotion for their enlightenment and for the continued inspiration of their bishop.

Through prayer we call on the power of the Holy Spirit to guide our Catholic brothers and sisters toward a more profound understanding and appreciation for human life.  May He assist them in defending life in all its stages--therefore transforming the 'culture of death,' as described by John Paul II, into a 'culture of life.’  

To view the list of politicians and bishops and to sign up to participate
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Published by: sue
Date: 2009-01-01 10:00:00
cannot send money but can pray. A request. Some of us in prayer, for some time before the election, felt that BO would be elected as a severe wake-up call to our country due to the rise in atheism, agnosticism, and indifference to God. Am trying to get an Army of Prayer, of people all over the country to pledge to God that they will pray daily, long or short time--rosary great--that people will come back to God--and that He will then rescue us from what is happening to our country. would you be willing to spread word of the Army of Prayer? Thank you.

Published by: sue
Date: 2009-01-01 10:00:00
cannot send money but can pray. A request. Some of us in prayer, for some time before the election, felt that BO would be elected as a severe wake-up call to our country due to the rise in atheism, agnosticism, and indifference to God. Am trying to get an Army of Prayer, of people all over the country to pledge to God that they will pray daily, long or short time--rosary great--that people will come back to God--and that He will then rescue us from what is happening to our country. would you be willing to spread word of the Army of Prayer? Thank you.

Published by: sue
Date: 2009-01-01 10:00:00
cannot send money but can pray. A request. Some of us in prayer, for some time before the election, felt that BO would be elected as a severe wake-up call to our country due to the rise in atheism, agnosticism, and indifference to God. Am trying to get an Army of Prayer, of people all over the country to pledge to God that they will pray daily, long or short time--rosary great--that people will come back to God--and that He will then rescue us from what is happening to our country. would you be willing to spread word of the Army of Prayer? Thank you.

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