Fortnight Updates

Earlier this week Washington Post columnist Marc A. Thiessen published an opinion piece wherein he suggests that “Obama is paying for betraying progressive Catholics.” (Read the full article here.)

Using Notre Dame as an example, Thiessen reminds us that those who saw President Obama as an ally and even a harbinger of social justice have turned against their former friend.

While we wait for the Supreme Court to determine if the Health Care reform is constitutional, no matter our political persuasion, we must continue to pray both as Catholics and Americans that religious freedom will be preserved in our great nation.

Check daily on the USCCB’s website for updates on the Fortnight for Freedom. The site’s resources include this prayer:

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.


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