Prayer and Politics Do Mix, says National Priests’
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jerry Horn
Date: August 25, 2008 540-220-0095
Washington, DC – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life,
the largest Catholic organization devoted exclusively to ending abortion,
announced a nine-week “Novena of Prayer” starting on Monday, September 1, to
prepare for our national elections. The Novena concludes on Monday, November
3, the day before Election Day. The prayer, in English and Spanish, can be
www.PrayerCampaign.org and is
interdenominational. Priests for Life is asking pastors to promote it in
their churches, and families to pray it together.
“The intentions of this prayer are that citizens participate in an active
and informed way in the elections,” Fr. Pavone explained, “and that their
voting choices are wise. Wisdom means that we see things from God’s
perspective, put first things first, and discern what’s important and what’s
not. One of the practical effects of such wisdom is that we realize that
when the state fails to protect the right to life, it ceases to be a true
democracy and instead becomes a tyrant state.”
Fr. Pavone also pointed out that wisdom in the elections means not only
registering and voting, but getting others to register and vote, and taking
advantage of such provisions as early voting in states that allow it.
Priests for Life has established an election website at
www.PoliticalResponsibility.org where one can find the voter
registration deadlines and the early voting policies for each of the fifty
states. Many other election-related resources, including a non-partisan
voters’ guide for the Presidential race, are on that site.
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life
organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more
information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.