Card. Burke wrote a prayer which the Catholic Vote folks have posted:
AN ELECTION YEAR PRAYER FOR THE FAITHFUL
WITNESS OF CATHOLICS IN THE UNITED STATES
By His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke,
Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
O Lord Jesus Christ,
You alone are the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
In Your Church You show us the Way,
You teach us the Truth, and You give us Your Life.
Grant, we humbly beg You,
that, always and in all things, we may
be faithful to You in Your Holy Church,
and to Your Vicar on Earth, the Supreme Pontiff,
Pope Benedict XVI.
Grant also, we beg You,
that, in these times of decision,
all who profess to be Catholic
and who are entrusted with the sacred duty
to participate in public life,
may, by the strength of Your grace,
unwaveringly follow Your Way and
faithfully adhere to Your Truth,
living in You with all their mind and heart,
for Your greater glory, the salvation of souls,
and the good of our nation. Amen.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of America,
Pray for us.
Saint Thomas More, Patron of Religious Freedom,
Pray for us.
But Father! Those Catholics in public life who support Obama all claim that they are doing God’s will and are faithful to the Church and doing right by the country and it’s women and poor and sharing the sanctity of ‘marriage’ with everyone! And why not take them at their word? After all they dress so professionally! Cardinal Dolan was there at their convention and blessed them so he’s alright with them too! So I must be doing the right thing when I cast my vote alongside the other faithful Catholcis and bus riding Nuns for Obama! He’s taking the country forward! FORWARD!
I like it, a lot. No murky social justice nonsense, just simple and to-the-point. I hope everyone here will pray their hearts out that the election goes the right way.
I’ve been saying for many years, when misbehavior gets as bad as it has been, you either pay the piper now, or pay later, in the case that you don’t want to deal with it. We’ve deferred it and deferred it and deferred it. The interest is getting pretty high now. Are we ready to recognize the problems and deal with them yet? It’s only going to get more expensive.
There is no possible universe in which all these crises in the Church just go away by themselves without appropriate management and some choices, no matter how hard we try to ignore them.
Thank you for posting this wonderful prayer, Fr. Z. I pray all faithful Catholics will do all they can to purge our land of the HHS mandate!
This is indeed a most wonderful prayer. However, I agree with Johnno. There is a tremendous amount of self-delusion among the ‘c’atholics planning to vote for Obama.