I am happy to announce that today begins our national prayer novena for the elections, which occur exactly nine weeks from today. Tens of thousands of Christians of all denominations have joined in this prayer effort, and there is still time for you to do the same by going to www.priestsforlife.org.
One of our intentions is that believers will be fully engaged in the election process. As much as a third of Americans of voting age do not register, and less than have of those who are registered actually vote. This year, this must change, and the change should come from the heart of the Church, from believers who realize that unless public officials secure the right to life, no other right can ever be secure.