A reader writes:
I am a Catholic school teacher / catechist and I am currently battling depression. With so much of my energy going to that, family, and professional responsibilities I have just not had it in me to enter the fray on either the abortion or “gay marriage” fronts. I’m surrounded by friends, family, colleagues, and students that are all championing the pro-abortion, pro-redefinition of marriage causes, and I am plagued by my lack of strength or courage to speak out on these issues right now. I ask for prayers that I may regain the fortitude to teach the truth in love and face the slings and arrows that result.
(As it is, I feel like the soldier / translator in the film Saving Private Ryan. He cowers in a stairwell of a blown-out building while one of his brother soldiers fights for – and loses his life in hand-to-hand combat in the room above.)
Father, hear your servant’s prayer through Christ our Lord. Mother Mary and St. Paul, pray for him!