Catholics Urged to Pray for the Election

Archbishop Samuel Aquila

Denver, Colo., Nov 1, 2012 / 12:02 pm (CNA).- The Catholic bishops of Denver have called on Catholics across the U.S. to pray for the country ahead of the Nov. 6 elections, encouraging parishes in their archdiocese to organize rosaries and holy hours.

“As Americans we have a civic responsibility to vote and to participate in the political process,” Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver said Oct. 30.

“As Catholics, we have a moral duty to vote with an informed conscience, and to pray for wisdom and guidance as we head to the voting booth.”

Denver’s Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception will expose the Blessed Sacrament for Eucharistic Adoration on Nov. 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Archbishop Aquila asked Catholics to join him “in praying for our great nation” beginning this weekend.

“Let us ask God to bless us with the courage to live in the truth, and for leaders who are dedicated to protecting the rights of the unborn and religious liberty,” he said. (Read more here.)

  • Peg

    Sounds like Denver really has things moving forward. Is it true that the Denver Archbishop received permission to pray in the first debate venue there and walked through with the Eucharist and said an exorcism prayer before the debate?

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      It might have been a good idea, but no. :-)

      • arkenaten

        You are a real spoil sport. My comment was spot on. The fact that you did delete merely demonstrates how much faith in prayer you really have. Come on Rebecca. play fair!
        If God can’t get involved in politics then who can?
        And as I mentioned, if you can’t believe the Pope who can you believe?
        Or were you merely a bit upset because I suggested the Pope might vouchsafe Romney?
        If so, you can always substitute the name ‘Obama’ in his place.
        In all honesty, I doubt God minds either way.
        What do you say, God?
        “Nope. Both as bad as each other.”
        There you go, see! ;)