Friday, November 07, 2008

Pray for our country

1) Adoration, tonight, 7-8 pm, SAA Church. Please join us!!
2) DC ‘Hood game on Nov. 14 has been CANCELLED. Next game is on Nov. 21 vs. St. Andrew’s + St. John the Baptist @ Wheaton HS, 7:30 pm.
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The following is info about Tuesday’s election as found on ncregister.com:

Here is some exit poll data released today by the Faith in Public Life organization about how Catholics voted for president.

Overall, Barack Obama defeated John McCain 55%- 44% among Catholics, substantially outperforming the Democratic support garnered by John Kerry in 2004 and Al Gore in 2000 against George W. Bush.

And among white Catholics, while Obama lost to a McCain by a 52%-47% margin, that too was a substantial improvement on the 56%-43% Republican edge Bush enjoyed four years ago among that group of voters...

Here’s a quick round-up of what happened in some of the notable ballot measures in Tuesday’s elections:

Arizona — Voters approved Proposition 102, amending the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

Arkansas — Voters approved Initiative 1, banning the adoption of children by unmarried couples, including homosexuals.

California — Voters approved Proposition 8, amending the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Voters rejected Proposition 4, which would have required notification of parents of minor girls at least 48 hours before an abortion is performed.

Colorado — Voters rejected Amendment 48, which would have amended the state constitution to define the term “person” as “any human being from the moment of fertilization.”

Florida — Voters approved Amendment 2, amending the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

Michigan— Voters approved Proposition 2, amending the state constitution to allow embryonic stem-cell research.

South Dakota — Voters rejected Initiative 11, which would have amended the state constitution to ban abortions except in cases of rape, incest and threats to the life and health of the mother.

Washington — Voters approved Initiative 1000, authorizing doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill individuals.

Overall: A good day for defending the institutions of marriage and family, but a bleak day for protecting human life from conception to natural death.

6 Comments:

At 8:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Colorado initiave for Amendment 48 was defeated but not without some victory. It was the first initiative of its kind to use the language of "personhood" defined from conception. Its promoters used the Civil Rights Act to justify their position. Colorado is one of the most pro-abortion states and 27% of its population voted for its support. 16 other states have adopted similar "personhoos" initiatives.

 
At 8:19 AM, Anonymous Tom said...

In calling upon the faithful of the archdiocese to pray for president-elect Obama, Archbishop Wuerl wrote:

"May our nation’s new leaders be guided in their decisions with wisdom and compassion and at the heart of all of their decisions may there be a deep respect for and commitment to the sanctity and dignity of all human life and support for the most vulnerable among us."

As a suggestion, a Rosary novena offered for this intention, begun on Monday, November 10, would end on January 20, Inauguration Day.

(In a Rosary novena, you pray five decades a day (one set of mysteries) for 36 days (that's all four mysteries nine times) in petition, then again for 36 days in thanksgiving.)

 
At 8:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was moving to watch young black children getting emotional as they realized new potential. A ceiling has been broken for millions of young Americans. While that is a remarkable and historical thing, it’s bittersweet to realize a civil rights victory and loss at the same time.

Years ago, when interviewed about the Warren Court’s effect on civil rights. Obama said the court’s success was in vesting people with certain rights. Again, he said the COURT vested people with rights. The difference between Obama and someone like Martin Luther King, Jr. is King’s belief that we are each vested with rights by our Creator. King demanded that the court enforce laws that protect the rights we each ALREADY have by the sheer fact of our creation. The two points of view are radically different. The latter requires true equality (for all), as King so eloquently advocated.

 
At 11:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing I noticed is that a lot of people complain about Obama being President, but no one's doing anything about it. What I mean is, if people don't like the fact that he's pro-choice, then why not write a letter or something explaining the pro-life views and how being pro-choice is not defending human life? I've had Republican friends who said they would leave the country if he became President. I told them to stop whining and start being pro-active. I also told them that they were ungrateful because a lot of countries don't even get a choice in who leads them.

Also people might think I have no place in politics because I am only 20, but you know what? The voting age is 18. So from the age of 18 I've been allowed to have an opinion on who runs this country.

Also with abortion, the fact that Jane Roe is regretting helping to legalize abortion may help change Obama's views. So that's my 2 cents.

Katherine

 
At 3:17 PM, Anonymous mindy said...

Katherine-
I think it’s great to have conviction, and I’m proud of my younger generation to express theirs strongly. We do need to stop whining and begin acting. Letters to congressmen and senators are in order, but most especially, I hope people supporting life will consider participating in the Right to Life March. I believe it is January 21st this year, the day after Obama takes his oath of office. Imagine what an impact it might make for him to see so many people march in support of life. With prayer for his conversion, maybe it would be a site impossible for him to ignore.

 
At 3:47 PM, Blogger CynthiaBC said...

Katherine,

Eight years ago some Hollywood types claimed they'd leave the US if Bush won, and they've all stayed put! So I doubt anyone's going anywhere.

 

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