Sunday, November 6, 2016

Praying for Life: Elected Officials & Holy Souls

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Praying for Life: November 2016
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May those elected to public office at local, state, and national levels support and defend the dignity of all human life.

 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

November, observed as the Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory, begins with the Solemnity of All Saints November 1 and the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) November 2. These feasts remind us of the beauty and dignity of all human life.

All people share a common dignity, having been created in God’s image and likeness and called to eternal life with him. We are also made to depend on one another, and it is an act of mercy to pray for each other. This month especially, we ask the saints in heaven to join us in prayer for those who have not yet reached their heavenly resting place.

We also ask them to join us in prayer for the candidates at all levels of government who will be elected. May those who answer the call of public service cherish, protect, and defend all human life.
Acts of Reparation (choose one)
  • Fast on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8). Offer your sacrifice for the intention that those elected to office will defend all human life.
  • Pray the Litany of the Saints, asking their intercession especially for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
One Step Further 
Read “Caring for Loved Ones at Life's End.”* When loved ones near the end of life, we may not know how to support them. This article offers ten suggestions anchored in unconditional respect for human life that helps readers know how to provide authentically compassionate care.

*Order this brochure for your parish or school, and check out our other NEW Respect Life materials!

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