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Prayer Campaign Started to Convert Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians to Pro-Life
LifeNews.com ^ | 6/22/09 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 06/22/2009 1:56:09 PM PDT by bdeaner

A pro-life outreach has started a new prayer campaign hoping for the conversion of pro-abortion Catholic politicians to the pro-life perspective. The web site and outreach OneNationUnderGod is starting the effort today, the feast day of St. Thomas More.

Pope John Paul II proclaimed More the patron saint of statesmen and politicians, so June 22 appears to be an appropriate time for prayer for lawmakers who Catholic deviate from the Catholic Church's longstanding pro-life teachings.

Lisa Correnti talked with LifeNews.com about the new effort.

"In the 1995 encyclical Evangelium vitae, John Paul II reiterates what the Catholic Church has always taught: that lawmakers have a grave and clear obligation to oppose any law that contradicts humanity's fundamental right to life," she explained.

"Months ago, we discovered that 50 percent of Catholic politicians serving in the 111th Congress have accepted large donations from pro-abortion lobby groups while reinforcing their support for abortion rights legislation," she added. "These elected officials are deeply confused about Catholic teaching on the morality of abortion."

Correnti says pro-abortion Catholic lawmakers fail to recognize that legitimate social policy must be guided by absolute truth -- in this case the understanding that human rights begin when human life begins, at conception.

She says many pro-abortion Catholic politicians cite "primacy of conscience" to justify their support for abortion, embryonic stem cell research and euthanasia.

"However, a properly formed conscience recognizes the essential truth of Catholic teaching--that human life is sacred and inviolable from the moment of conception until natural death," she told LifeNews.com.

Over the last few months, Correnti has contacted the bishops of these Catholic members of Congress to shed light on their pro-abortion voting records and the money they accepted from abortion lobbyists.

She said, "We respectfully asked that they continue to minister to these lawmakers. Their spiritual direction gives invaluable insight to our Catholic legislators, reaffirming 'that life is entrusted to man's responsibility.'"

Correnti asks that pro-life Catholics adopt a specific politician to pray for and contact with polite letters and emails urging that they convert to a pro-life perspective.

Related web sites:OneNationUnderGod


TOPICS: Activism; Catholic; Prayer; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: catholic; catholicpoliticians; moralabsolutes; politicians; prayer; proaborts; prolife

1 posted on 06/22/2009 1:56:10 PM PDT by bdeaner
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To: bdeaner
Related website:

ONE NATION UNDER GOD
2 posted on 06/22/2009 1:57:55 PM PDT by bdeaner (The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? (1 Cor. 10:16))
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To: bdeaner

bttt


3 posted on 06/22/2009 1:59:11 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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To: bdeaner

Anybody who votes Democrat is an accomplice in the murder of millions of innocent babies each year. Abortion is an intrinsic evil. There is no middle ground or room for constructive dialog and debate.


4 posted on 06/22/2009 2:01:13 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: bdeaner

I believe in the power of prayer, but I also believe in evil. and nancy Pelosi is evil. I cant see wasting my prayers on a worshipper of death for innocent lambs.


5 posted on 06/22/2009 2:11:16 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: bdeaner
Select your prayers and your politician on this page.

Politician Prayer Campaign
OneNationUnderGod.org Launches Prayer Campaign for Conversion of Catholic Politicians

Read More | Politician List | Make offering

 

How to Use this feature

1. Select the “politician list” to view the career voting record for abortion rights Catholic politicians.

2. In the prayer box, select the number of each devotion you will pledge for a one week period. We will calculate and reflect the commitment on an annual basis

3. Using the drop-down list, select the politician and bishop you will pray for. The list is alphabetical by state.

4. Verify that your prayers and your politician are selected, and click "Make your offering" to submit your spiritual offering. You may choose to make the same offering all week or you may want to do a combination.

5. Each month, OneNationUnderGod.org will present your offerings in a spiritual bouquet to each politician and their corresponding bishop.


Mass
Decade of the Rosary
Divine Mercy
Chaplet
Prayer to Our Lady of America Patroness of Our Land Sacrifice


Politician you will pray for

 

When you have selected your prayers and your politician, click the button below.

 

Prayers Offered To Date
Mass
Decade of the Rosary
Divine Mercy
Chaplet
Prayer to Our Lady of America Patroness
of Our Land
Sacrifice
5252 18460 10868 4264 4368

 


6 posted on 06/22/2009 2:38:42 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: nickcarraway; Lady In Blue; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; Catholicguy; RobbyS; markomalley; ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2277068/posts?page=6#6

Prayer Ping!


7 posted on 06/22/2009 2:41:12 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: Natural Law
We're all supposed to pray about everything, so I'll concede I should be jumping aboard this bandwagon. However, in 2009, “Catholic’ pro-aborts are as hardcore as they come, so I believe there are worthier causes I could pray for than Pelosi, etc.
8 posted on 06/22/2009 2:54:14 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: bdeaner

Why just Catholics? I would like all of them convert to pro-life.


9 posted on 06/22/2009 2:56:38 PM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: Salvation

Thanks, prayers are on their way.


10 posted on 06/22/2009 3:03:08 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: bdeaner

praying that they get a really stiff pro-life challenger in the next primary would likely do the trick...


11 posted on 06/22/2009 3:13:28 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: utahagen; murron

Yes, Christians can pray too. You might put your prayer under the sacrfices heading on that page. Just a thought — I’m not trying to be bossy or a busybody.

I just think that if we don’t start with prayer — this won’t really go anywhere.


12 posted on 06/22/2009 3:24:19 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: Salvation; bdeaner

This is the best suggestion I have seen from a Roman Catholic, Pro Life source posted here on FR. It actually demonstrates FAITH!


13 posted on 06/22/2009 3:28:06 PM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: Salvation

prayer bump


14 posted on 06/22/2009 3:30:53 PM PDT by Tribune7 (Better to convert enemies to allies than to destroy them)
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To: bdeaner

This looks like a job for St. Jude, Patron of Impossible Causes!


15 posted on 06/22/2009 3:47:15 PM PDT by Palladin ("Let them eat frozen custard"....Emperor Obama)
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To: bdeaner; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...

Prayer ping!


16 posted on 06/22/2009 4:05:11 PM PDT by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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To: bdeaner
I do believe in miracles; however, we are talking about DemonRATS here. LOL
17 posted on 06/22/2009 4:39:38 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (WE ARE COMING FOR YOU!!)
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To: Kolokotronis; wagglebee

Ping your list!


18 posted on 06/22/2009 4:43:13 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: bdeaner; 185JHP; 230FMJ; 50mm; 69ConvertibleFirebird; Aleighanne; Alexander Rubin; ...
Moral Absolutes Ping!

Freepmail wagglebee or DirtyHarryY2K to subscribe or unsubscribe from the moral absolutes ping list.

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19 posted on 06/22/2009 4:46:20 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Salvation; crazykatz; JosephW; lambo; MoJoWork_n; newberger; The_Reader_David; jb6; ...

Orthodox ping. This suggestion for dealing with pro abortion politicians, not suggesting or applauding uncanonical action nor the embrace of heresy, is surely one worth supporting, in my opinion. It demonstrates Faith!


20 posted on 06/22/2009 4:51:44 PM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: Kolokotronis
A couple other sites of Prayer for Obama.

Prayer Campaign Started to Convert Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians to Pro-Life

Change Worth Praying For

[Catholic Caucus] One Million Rosaries

21 posted on 06/22/2009 5:05:45 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: WKB; greyfoxx39

This is an excellent strategy. Abortion is only going to come to an end when hearts and minds are changed.

Good as visible protests are, they are not going to be as effective as God changing a heart.

There was a thread just recently written by a woman who worked in an abortion clinic and she told about the toll that doing abortions takes on those involved.

We also need to pray for those people that God would convict them of what they are really doing and cause them to repent and quit.

Fewer abortion providers = fewer abortions, whether legal or not.


22 posted on 06/22/2009 6:15:48 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: utahagen; Venturer
However, in 2009, “Catholic’ pro-aborts are as hardcore as they come, so I believe there are worthier causes I could pray for than Pelosi, etc.

We can pray that God would remove her, or the rest of them, from any position of influence and replace them with pro-lifers.

In some respects, I would enjoy the leftist liberal meltdown if these people who were being prayed for would convert to a pro-life position.

23 posted on 06/22/2009 6:18:28 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: bdeaner

prayer bump


24 posted on 06/22/2009 6:29:05 PM PDT by Tribune7 (Better to convert enemies to allies than to destroy them)
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To: bdeaner
Don't forget the movers and shakers in civic leadership who aren't elected. I sit in rooms full of them all the time, one of whom is usually in line for confession when I am and makes an annual silence retreat, and they need prayers just as much as the politicians do. They may not make the laws, but they do influence those who do and spend a lot of time and money trying to persuade the legislators. This is the one issue where so many of them are willfully blind. May their hearts, and thus, their minds, be changed.
25 posted on 06/22/2009 7:29:04 PM PDT by Desdemona (Tolerance of grave evil is NOT a Christian virtue. http://www.thekingsmen.us/)
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To: bdeaner
Pinged from Terri Dailies


26 posted on 06/23/2009 5:07:35 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Salvation

Prayer said!


27 posted on 06/23/2009 8:44:51 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Venturer
I cant see wasting my prayers on a worshipper of death for innocent lambs.

I pray for her. I pray that the good Lord knocks her off her high horse like he did to St. Paul. The woman is in need of a major humbling. It worked for Paul, it'll work for her too.

28 posted on 06/24/2009 12:20:19 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.foundersvalues.com/)
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To: bdeaner

Why not? We used to pray for the conversion of
Russia from Communism.


29 posted on 06/26/2009 12:44:57 AM PDT by SuziQ
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