Election day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. If you are not registered to vote it’s not too late; please CLICK HERE to register to vote. We must take our duty as Catholics and citizens seriously and make our voices heard in the public square.
Any politics of human dignity must seriously address issues of racism, poverty, hunger, employment, education, housing, and healthcare . . . If we understand the human person as the “temple of the Holy Spirit”—the living house of God— then these issues fall logically into place as the crossbeams and walls of that house. All direct attacks on innocent human life, such as abortion and euthanasia, strike at the house’s foundation.
(Living the Gospel of Life, no. 22)
We can never underestimate the great power of prayer. As St. Pope John Paul II reminded us:
“May prayer strengthen us for the spiritual battle we are told about in the Letter to the Ephesians: ‘Draw strength from the Lord and from His mighty power’ (Ephesians 6:10). The Book of Revelation refers to this same battle, recalling before our eyes the image of St. Michael the Archangel (Revelation 12:7). Pope Leo XIII certainly had a very vivid recollection of this scene when, at the end of the last century, he introduced a special prayer to St. Michael throughout the Church. Although this prayer is no longer recited at the end of Mass, I ask everyone not to forget it and to recite it to obtain help in the battle against forces of darkness and against the spirit of this world.”
PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
Holy Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our safeguard 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 Divine power of God cast into hell Satan and all wicked spirits who wander throughout the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.