November 16, 2012

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Pray that the eyes of the American people will be opened to the truth of Jesus Christ

Apostasy is defined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church as “the total repudiation of the Christian faith” (#2089).

With full knowledge of what President Barack Obama stands for now that he has been our president for four years, the American people re-elected as their national leader a man who has and will continue to openly attack the Catholic Church and religious liberty in our nation with such measures as the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) mandate requiring the inclusion of abortion drugs, contraceptives and sterilization in health insurance plans.

In large part, Obama’s re-election can be attributed to Catholics who, for reasons of ignorance or pure disregard for the teachings of Jesus Christ as transmitted through his Church, cast their votes for a man who is the epitome of the culture of death politician in our day and age.

As Father John Hollowell, an archdiocesan priest, posted on his blog (http://on-this-rock.blogspot.com) on Nov. 7, please draw me up a candidate who could more completely embody the opposite of Catholicism.

Clearly, we now live in an apostate nation whose people have forgotten the words of our Founding Fathers such as Thomas Jefferson. “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath?”

But as the parables in the 15th chapter of the Gospel of St. Luke teach us, our God’s greatest attribute is his mercy. It is time for each of us to now turn to that mercy with renewed vigor.

Our Lady of Fatima urged all believers to fast and pray for the sins of the world. Let us all now take up a renewed commitment to fast and pray for the conversion of heart of President Obama and all of the culture of death politicians who now lead our nation.

And let us fast and pray that the eyes of the American people will be opened to the truth of Jesus Christ once again.

- Mike Nygra | Brownsburg

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