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GOD GETS THE LAST WORD: CARDINAL'S PRO-LIFE BENEDICTION
Breitbart ^ | September 6, 2012 | Cardinal Dolan

Posted on 09/06/2012 9:50:03 PM PDT by D-fendr

Cardinal Dolan gave a fiercely pro-life prayer to the Democratic Convention after President Obama's nomination speech.

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1 posted on 09/06/2012 9:50:07 PM PDT by D-fendr
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To: D-fendr

That was awesome. Upstaged the speech.

Note also religious freedom - direct swipe at ObamaCare’s assault on Christians.


2 posted on 09/06/2012 9:52:08 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: D-fendr

FNC carried it. Thank You Cardinal Dolan!


3 posted on 09/06/2012 9:52:18 PM PDT by defconw (IT'S ON NOW! ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: D-fendr

PFL


4 posted on 09/06/2012 9:53:32 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: D-fendr

Any scripts yet?


5 posted on 09/06/2012 9:54:00 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: D-fendr

People were upset that NBC cut off his Benediction..what a shock, NBC are nothing but abortion lovers, they must have hated hearing a pro life benediction


6 posted on 09/06/2012 9:54:41 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: D-fendr

Well played Cardinal.


7 posted on 09/06/2012 9:56:21 PM PDT by oldernittany
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To: Salvation
Transcript:

Dolan brings pro-life message to DNC convention

8 posted on 09/06/2012 9:58:43 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: defconw

God Bless Cardinal Dolan! Those disgusting libs are cussing him out on twitter. I just keep saying to myself, just two more months, just two more months and we can take this country back from these vermin


9 posted on 09/06/2012 10:00:22 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: D-fendr

That prayer was at odds with the entire convention.


10 posted on 09/06/2012 10:00:37 PM PDT by stevem
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To: D-fendr

That’s a transcript of his remarks from the Republican National Convention.


11 posted on 09/06/2012 10:03:01 PM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: D-fendr

Cardinal Timothy Dolan delivered the benediction at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Thursday night and inserted heavy pro-life messaging as well as the fact that government "serves its citizens rather than itself" into his remarks: (bolding is mine)


A Prayer for Our Country at the Republican National Convention

With firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, let us pray.

Almighty God, father of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus, we beg your continued blessings on this sanctuary of freedom, and on all of those who proudly call America home.

We ask your benediction upon those yet to be born, and on those who are about to see you at the end of this life.

Bless those families whose ancestors arrived on these shores generations ago, as well as those families that have come recently, to build a better future while weaving their lives into the rich tapestry of America.

We lift up to your loving care those afflicted by the recent storms and drought and fire.

We ask for the grace to stand in solidarity with all those who suffer. May we strive to include your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free in the production and prosperity of a people so richly blessed.

Oh God of wisdom, justice, and might! We ask your guidance for those who govern us, and on those who would govern us: the president and vice-president, the Congress, the Supreme Court, and on all those who seek to serve the common good by seeking public office, especially Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan. Make them all worthy to serve you by serving our country. And help them remember that the only just government is the government that serves its citizens rather than itself.

Almighty God who gives us the sacred and inalienable gift of life, we thank you as well for the singular gift of liberty. Renew in all of our people a respect for religious freedom in full, that first, most cherished freedom.

Make us truly free by tethering freedom to truth and ordering freedom to goodness. Help us live our freedom in faith, hope and love, prudently and with justice, courageously and in a spirit of moderation.

Enkindle in our hearts a new sense of responsibility for freedom’s cause and make us ever grateful for all those who for more than two centuries have given their lives in freedom’s defense. We commend their noble souls to your eternal care as even now we beg your mighty hand upon our beloved men and women in uniform.

May we know the truth of your creation, respecting the laws of nature and nature’s God and not seek to replace it with idols of our own making.

Give us the good sense not to cast aside the boundaries of righteous living you first inscribed on our hearts even before inscribing them on tablets of stone.

May you mend our every flaw, confirming our soul in self-control, our liberty in law.

We pray for all those who seek honest labor, as we thank you for the spirit of generosity to those in need with which you so richly blessed this nation.

We beseech your blessing on all who depart from here this evening and on all those in every land who seek to conduct their lives in freedom.

Most of all, Almighty God, we thank you for the great gift of our beloved country. For we are indeed one nation under God, and in God we trust. Dear God, bless America, you who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.



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12 posted on 09/06/2012 10:06:34 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: D-fendr

When Cardinal Dolan mentioned praying for Romney and Ryan, I loved the face of the delegate who realized a moment later that Romney and Ryan had just gotten prayed for.


13 posted on 09/06/2012 10:07:32 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: D-fendr
What an inspiring benediction by a courageous man!

If you've read the following on another thread, please skip, but we should remind all we come in contact with of the facts surrounding our founding principles, and these quotations deserve wide circulation in this critical moment in our history.

One wonders who is better qualified to understand the Constitution's position on matters relating to religious expressions in publicly supported facilities -- the Founders themselves or today's politicians, judges, pressure groups, and media spokesmen?

Example: Geo. Washington, First Inaugural, April 30, 1789:

". . . it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplication to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States a government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes. . . ."

Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 3, 1789: "Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly implore His protection and favor. . . ."

Thomas Jefferson, Second Inaugural:

"I shall need the favor of that Being in whose hands we are, Who led our forefathers, as Israel of old, from their native land, and planted them in a country flowing with all the necessaries and comforts of life; Who has covered our infancy with His providence, and our riper years with His wisdom and power; and to whose goodness I ask you to join with me in supplication, that He will so enlighten the minds of your servants, guide their councils, and prosper their measures, that whatsoever they do shall result in your good, and shall secure to you peace, friendship, and approbation of all nations."

In 1815, "We are not in a world ungoverned by the laws and the power of a Superior Agent. Our efforts are in His hand, and directed by it; and He will give them their effect in His own time."

Jefferson letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, November 2, 1822, "In our village of Charlottesville, there is a good degree of religion, with a small spice only of fanaticism. We have four sects, but without either church or meeting-house. The courthouse is the common temple, one Sunday in the month to each. Here, Episcopalian and Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist, meet together, join in hymning their Maker, listen with attention and devotion to each others' preachers, and all mix in society with perfect harmony. In our university you know there is no Professorship of Divinity. A handle (point) has been made of this, to disseminate an idea that this is an institution, not merely of no religion, but against all religion. Occasion was taken at the last meeting of the visitors, to bring forward an idea that might silence this calumny (malicious false charge). . . . In our annual report to the legislature, after stating the constitution reasons against a public establishment of any religious instruction, we suggest the expediency of encouraging the different religious sects to establish, each for itself, a professorship of their own tenets, on the confines of the university, so near as that their students may attend the lectures there, and have the free use of our library, and every other accommodation we can give them; preserving, however, their independence of us and of each other. . . and by bringing the sects together, and mixing them with the mass of other students, we shall soften their asperities, liberalize and neutralize their prejudices, and make the general religion a religion of peace, reason, and morality."

John Adams, 1789, soon after becoming Vice President: "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

The Continental Congress, in 1777, assigned a special committee to consider the shortage of Bibles. The Committee report read: ". . . that the use of the Bible is so universal and its importance so great. . .the Committee recommend that Congress will order the Committee of Congress to import 20,000 Bibles from Holland, Scotland, or elsewhere, into the different parts of the States of the Union. Whereupon it was resolved accordingly to direct said Committee to import 20,000 copies of the Bible."

Of more interest, however, is the fact that in 1782 another need arose, and the U. S. Congress approved the first American printing of what is now known as the "Bible of the Revolution."

Prayers were offered in publicly-owned and operated facilities (including publicly-owned and operated schools) for the most of the first 150-200 years of our nation's history. Only in recent decades have those who would control the minds of citizens attached a truly mythical significance to Jefferson's unfortunate phrasing in his letter to the Danbury Baptists--phrasing clearly intended to signify a wall that protected religious freedom from government interference, not the other way around. Jefferson's life, expressed in both his official and unofficial acts, testifies to a vastly different view than that imposed by today's mind controllers who would, in all likelihood, ban his "village of Charlottesville" from allowing church services in the courthouse, and who certainly would not approve of President Jefferson's practice of attending worship service in the U. S. Capitol Building.

The prolific writings of the Founders and early Presidents, as well as signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, contain scores of assertions which defy today's claims that government has been delegated the right to exclude religious belief and practice from the public square. Such claims are nothing but the most cowardly brand of censorship.

As late as the mid-20th Century, an American hero, defender and lover of the nation's liberty, General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, on signing law for inclusion of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, on June 14, 1954, stated: "From this day forward, the millions of our school children will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural school house, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty."

Almost a century before him, Abraham Lincoln asserted: "It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord."

1) "Is our nation better or worse off since the courts and the pressure groups have redefined the Constitution's First Amendment protections and the Founders' oft-stated insistence on a prohibition of government interference in matters of religion (that so-called Jeffersonian 'wall of separation')?"

2) "As citizens, do we possess more liberty or less liberty as a result of their (pressure groups and courts) imposition of censorship of religious expression from the public square over the past few decades?"

Ready internet access to the writings and speeches of the founding generation make ignorance of their principles of liberty inexcusable. Liberty for future generations--the liberty inherited by us as an undeserved gift from our wise ancestors of the 18th, 19th and early 20th Centuries, may depend on our willingness to confront these questions and to search out constitutional answers for ourselves from the original sources.

14 posted on 09/06/2012 10:07:53 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Two more months till the election, but assuming Obama loses, the following 2+ months after that will be among the most treacherous in the history of the Republic.


15 posted on 09/06/2012 10:10:24 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

True. A lot of mischief can happen between Nov. 6, 2012, and 12 noon on Jan. 20, 2013.


16 posted on 09/06/2012 10:14:34 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: D-fendr

Almighty God in Heaven get’s the last word in at the DNC convention. Listen to this good Cardinal’s benediction and marvel...then spread the word.

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/09/06/God-Gets-The-Last-Word-Cardinals-Pro-Life-Benediction

What a powerful prayer and message to thos epeople and all of us.

Many of the delegates were angry...you could see it in their faces. t appeared sopme had turned theior back on the good man...but he delivered the message just the same, blessing the unborn to be welcomed into this world, and even blessing Governor Ropmney and Paul Ryan!


17 posted on 09/06/2012 10:17:06 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: BillyBoy

Two different conventions...two different ideologies.

A great invocation.

And for those in attendance whose heads exploded...I guess they might want to put some ice on that.


18 posted on 09/06/2012 10:19:48 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Salvation

That is the Republican convention speech. Watch him leading the Dems in prayer for the unborn here http://freedomeden.blogspot.com/2012/09/cardinal-timothy-dolan-benediction.html


19 posted on 09/06/2012 10:20:40 PM PDT by Dan Zachary
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To: D-fendr

Maybe half had their heads bowed.


20 posted on 09/06/2012 10:22:06 PM PDT by gotribe
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To: BillyBoy

Apologies, BillyBoy...

Salvation posted the text here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2927751/posts?page=12#12


21 posted on 09/06/2012 10:22:45 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: EDINVA; Sarah Barracuda; Dilbert San Diego
Two more months till the election, but assuming Obama loses, the following 2+ months after that will be among the most treacherous in the history of the Republic.

I think it will be a treacherous period no matter who wins.

Pray for the safety and well-being of Romney and Ryan and their families, and the safety and well-being of our nation as well.

22 posted on 09/06/2012 10:23:47 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: BillyBoy; Salvation

Rats, I did it again!

Sorry.

Below, finally, is a transcript of the Benediction at the *Democratic* Convention:


With a “firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence,” let us close this convention by praying for this land that we so cherish and love:
Let us Pray.

Almighty God, father of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, revealed to us so powerfully in your Son, Jesus Christ, we thank you for showering your blessings upon this our beloved nation. Bless all here present, and all across this great land, who work hard for the day when a greater portion of your justice, and a more ample measure of your care for the poor and suffering, may prevail in these United States. Help us to see that a society’s greatness is found above all in the respect it shows for the weakest and neediest among us.

We beseech you, almighty God to shed your grace on this noble experiment in ordered liberty, which began with the confident assertion of inalienable rights bestowed upon us by you: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Thus do we praise you for the gift of life. Grant us the courage to defend it, life, without which no other rights are secure. We ask your benediction on those waiting to be born, that they may be welcomed and protected. Strengthen our sick and our elders waiting to see your holy face at life’s end, that they may be accompanied by true compassion and cherished with the dignity due those who are infirm and fragile.

We praise and thank you for the gift of liberty. May this land of the free never lack those brave enough to defend our basic freedoms. Renew in all our people a profound respect for religious liberty: the first, most cherished freedom bequeathed upon us at our Founding. May our liberty be in harmony with truth; freedom ordered in goodness and justice. Help us live our freedom in faith, hope, and love. Make us ever-grateful for those who, for over two centuries, have given their lives in freedom’s defense; we commend their noble souls to your eternal care, as even now we beg the protection of your mighty arm upon our men and women in uniform.

We praise and thank you for granting us the life and the liberty by which we can pursue happiness. Show us anew that happiness is found only in respecting the laws of nature and of nature’s God. Empower us with your grace so that we might resist the temptation to replace the moral law with idols of our own making, or to remake those institutions you have given us for the nurturing of life and community. May we welcome those who yearn to breathe free and to pursue happiness in this land of freedom, adding their gifts to those whose families have lived here for centuries.

We praise and thank you for the American genius of government of the people, by the people and for the people. Oh God of wisdom, justice, and might, we ask your guidance for those who govern us: President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, Congress, the Supreme Court, and all those, including Governor Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan, who seek to serve the common good by seeking public office. Make them all worthy to serve you by serving our country. Help them remember that the only just government is the government that serves its citizens rather than itself. With your grace, may all Americans choose wisely as we consider the future course of public policy.

And finally Lord, we beseech your benediction on all of us who depart from here this evening, and on all those, in every land, who yearn to conduct their lives in freedom and justice. We beg you to remember, as we pledge to remember, those who are not free; those who suffer for freedom’s cause; those who are poor, out of work, needy, sick, or alone; those who are persecuted for their religious convictions, those still ravaged by war.

And most of all, God Almighty, we thank you for the great gift of our beloved country.

For we are indeed “one nation under God,” and “in God we trust.”

So dear God, bless America. You who live and reign forever and ever.

Amen!


23 posted on 09/06/2012 10:27:09 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: D-fendr

The Godless cult didn’t know what to do. Probably the most times God has been mentioned in that den in 2 decades.

Pray for America


24 posted on 09/06/2012 10:27:36 PM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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To: loveliberty2

No, I hadn’t read that before.

Thank you for posting it here.


25 posted on 09/06/2012 10:32:33 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Jeff Head

He did pray for the POTUS and VPOTUS at the GOP convention.


26 posted on 09/06/2012 10:33:38 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Sarah Barracuda
People were upset that NBC cut off his Benediction..what a shock, NBC are nothing but abortion lovers, they must have hated hearing a pro life benediction

NBC's viewers (all eight of them), missed that scene, but the studio and the control rooms of NBC had that benediction/sermon burning into their ears. They were probably all shrieking like vampires seeing a crucifix. You can bet they had internal-use-only cameras on themselves, like all networks do. There's some prime video just waiting to be liberated on U-tube and privately archived before the memory reset.

27 posted on 09/06/2012 10:34:08 PM PDT by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: bray

Amen to your Pray for America!


28 posted on 09/06/2012 10:34:50 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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self-ping for later
29 posted on 09/06/2012 10:50:13 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Wait a minute! Romney doesn't suck? I'm trying to keep up.)
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To: D-fendr
I was ready to change the DNC propaganda channel, but had a little moment of national respect to listen to Cardinal Dolan’s benediction at the close of the convention process.

Then Cardinal Dolan kept praying, and praying, and frankly never hearing him before I thought I'd listen for about 2 seconds, but the scriptures were pouring forth reminding me of God's will for our nation and what I should pray daily... Very powerful.

And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weaknesses; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:26-27


30 posted on 09/06/2012 11:25:39 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: uncommonsense

thanks very much for posting this..


31 posted on 09/06/2012 11:41:25 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: stevem

Yes. That’s because the convention was a nihilistic, mostly anti-American freak show denying the existence of God at almost every turn.

Good for Cardinal Dolan!


32 posted on 09/07/2012 12:26:15 AM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: D-fendr
Do not be deceived. God always has the last word.
33 posted on 09/07/2012 1:02:28 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: Jemian

Cardinal Dolan’s Benediction was particularly appropriate at this convention.

There was much more than just the prime time speeches broadcast.

As one writer put it, the Dems risked turning convention into ‘Abortion-palooza’. Even MSNBC was surprised by the amount of focus on abortion.

So, the Cardinal’s closing was very very appropriate here.


34 posted on 09/07/2012 1:51:51 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: D-fendr

to read later


35 posted on 09/07/2012 2:56:53 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (The Holy Catholic Church: the more Holy it is, the more Catholic it is.)
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To: D-fendr

to read later


36 posted on 09/07/2012 3:01:50 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (The Holy Catholic Church: the more Holy it is, the more Catholic it is.)
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To: Jeff Head
Hi Jeff! Didn't watch it last night, really can't stand their orgy of death and dissing of God and Israel (much was left out of platform regarding Israel, affirming Jerusalem was the only returned stand after being caught).

Lately-thinking about the dem party just makes me feel kinda dirty.

That said-your post on the Cardinal's prayer lifted me with great happiness-good way to start this Friday.

37 posted on 09/07/2012 3:54:19 AM PDT by Republic (Keep uhbama desperate - seems to force slips of honesty from his angry interior)
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To: D-fendr
Oh my, I'm betting that the Secular Progs, Agnostics, Atheists and especially, the "believers" who worship their Moon god, Allah and hate Christians/Infidels, must not have been overjoyed with Dolan's inspirational and gutsy Prayer.

Learn it, love it, live it!

38 posted on 09/07/2012 4:02:14 AM PDT by neveralib
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To: gotribe

“Maybe half had their heads bowed.” - Most in shame, I would think.


39 posted on 09/07/2012 4:02:56 AM PDT by Twinkie (Obamanation - where everything is free; except US!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I pray so. May God’s legions protect him.


40 posted on 09/07/2012 5:04:25 AM PDT by defconw (IT'S ON NOW! ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: D-fendr; Mrs. Don-o
Transcript: Dolan brings pro-life message to DNC convention

Somebody messed up at that link, D-fendr. Check out the transcript:

[Above the video] Cardinal Timothy Dolan delivered the benediction at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Thursday night and inserted heavy pro-life messaging as well as the fact that government "serves its citizens rather than itself" into his remarks: (bolding is mine)
[Below the video] A Prayer for Our Country at the Republican National Convention....
[SNIP]
Oh God of wisdom, justice, and might! We ask your guidance for those who govern us, and on those who would govern us: the president and vice-president, the Congress, the Supreme Court, and on all those who seek to serve the common good by seeking public office, especially Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan. Make them all worthy to serve you by serving our country. And help them remember that the only just government is the government that serves its citizens rather than itself.
Look, I previously said that I hoped Dolan would give the same benediction at both conventions, but this is ridiculous :D
41 posted on 09/07/2012 6:10:06 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (At the end of the day, you have to worship the god who can set you on fire.)
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To: Alex Murphy

I finally got the transcript posted correctly here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2927751/posts?page=23#23


42 posted on 09/07/2012 8:33:01 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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Video of Thursdays Invocation by:
Reverend Gabriel Salguero. President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dMvku3c2ws&feature=player_embedded


43 posted on 09/07/2012 9:15:40 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: EDINVA

No problem with that...I [pray for them too, that God will soften and change their hearts.

We should pray for all of our leaders. Prayer can work miracles!


44 posted on 09/07/2012 5:32:39 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: D-fendr; Salvation
Post #12 is also the Cardinal's prayer at the REPUBLICAN National Convention. It says in Salvation's own post, "A Prayer for Our Country at the Republican National Convention"

You guys should read your own stuff before you post it.

45 posted on 09/08/2012 1:50:50 AM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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