Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Preach It!

Wow. Not beating around the bush in this homily from Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo:
We can never, ever, if we are truly of Jesus Christ, forget to pray for those who do not know the truth. Our Lord has told us clearly in the Gospel, 'Pray for those who persecute you and utter all kinds of false slander against you.' He tells us to love our enemies. Hard words at times to hear and yet he himself practiced that from the cross, when he prayed, 'Father forgive them for they know not what they do.

We must keep and place ourselves before the Lord, begging for his mercy, begging for his forgiveness, begging that he act upon the hearts and minds of those who are pro-abortion. We must pray especially for Catholic politicians who have sold out to the Father of Lies and are guided by Satan and not by Christ, that they may come to have their eyes opened to see what they are supporting, because any Catholic politician who supports the so-called right to abortion is putting the salvation of his or her soul in jeopardy.

Whether they believe it or not, they are doing it, especially in this day and age when the Catholic teaching is so clearly proclaimed.

It is important for us to continue to work for life. Just because these 40 days are complete, it does not mean that we give up our fight for life and turn back to the way that we were living. We must be ever more ardent and zealous in our prayer.
Tip O' The Hat to Joe who sent me this.

EDIT - Another Bishop came out strong against pro-contraception Catholics. Read more here.

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