“A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of
himself, so that those who govern can govern.”
Clemency for John Battaglia Want to take action? Write the Texas Board of Pardons and
Paroles to ask for clemency for John Battaglia.Use
this sample letteror
create your own.In
Texas, the Governor MUST have the recommendation of clemency
from a board or advisory group. To learn more about clemency click here. The contact information for the Texas Board of Pardons and
Paroles is: Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles PO Box 13401 Austin, Texas 78711-3401 512-406-5452 The contact information for the Governor of Texas is: Governor Greg Abbott Office of the Governor PO Box 12428 Austin, TX 78711-2428 512-463-2000\
A Social Justice Advocacy Request
from Jubilee USA to Sign a Petition to Address the Global
Debt Resolution by Eric LeCompte
An Anti-Abortion Request by
The Catholic Conference of Illinois
We need your help
NOW on legislation that would allow for
public funding of abortion. Illinois lawmakers return to the state capitol on Tues.,
Nov. 15 for the beginning of their fall veto session.
House Bill 4013 allows for taxpayer
money to be used to pay for elective abortions in Illinois,
AND to fund grants to organizations that refer, counsel for
and perform abortions. The legislation removes the ban on state employee's health
insurance plans from paying for elective abortions, as well
as the ban on using public money to pay for elective
abortions for Medicaid patients. This is the third time we have alerted you about HB 4013
since March 2015. We are not crying wolf. The legislation has been
moved to third reading in the Illinois House, which means
it can be called for a vote at any time.
Click here to look up and and call your state representative.
Just enter your address and click on the name of your state
representative to see his/her phone number. CALL your state representative now at
his/her Springfield office -- the phone number with the 217
area code -- telling him/her to vote "NO" on House Bill
4013. You can also click the link below to send an email to your
However, phone calls are more effective, especially to the
Springfield office, where they keep count of the number of
phone calls received on an issue. (Forward this email to your friends, and suggest they
sign up for I-CAN here.)
Ignite Your Catholic Faith - What is Evangelization?
Christians and the Holocaust
The 3rd discussion panel of the Jan Karski - Memory
and Responsibility conference organized in Warsaw by Fundacja Edukacyjna
Jana Karskiego and the
Polish History Museum as a part of the celebrations of Jan Karski
CHAIR: Zbigniew Nosowski – essayist,
Editor-in-Chief of the Catholic Quarterly “Więź”
Bishop Grzegorz Ryś, PhD – historian,
Auxiliary Bishop of Cracow
Fr. John T. Pawlikowski OSM PhD – Professor
of Social Ethics at the Catholic Theological Union, Director of the
Jewish Studies Program, Chicago.
Krzysztof Dorosz, PhD – writer, essayist
Professor Jan Grosfeld – political
scientist, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University
Prayers for Yummy
Sandifer, Dantrell Davis, Ryan Harris, Eric Morse,
Derrion Albert, Blair Holt, Jonylah Watkins, and the hundreds of other children murdered and whom
continue to be murdered in Chicago
O God, we pray for those who have been murdered on
the streets of our city. We commit to your loving care those who have died,
beseeching you to receive their souls into the mercy of your love. Comfort
their loved ones who mourn. Enable them to meet the lonely and painful days
ahead in the strength of your love. Let the love that you have made known to us lead us
to create safer streets for all to walk upon. Amen
for Migrants For all those
who see “home” and all it means
Disappear behind them;
For all those who cannot see a home
In the days ahead of them;
For all those who dwell in
For all those who are weary and
Without a safe place to rest their heads;
For all families in migration we pray.
May the image of the Holy Family
Fleeing oppression stay with us as we enter a New Year,
And stay with us each night as we are blessed
With returning to a home.
May we also be blessed
With compassion for those
Still weary, still seeking,
Still with so far to go.
by Jane Deren, 2007
Prayer for Inclusion
Creator God, we are your people.
We look to the future with optimism and with faith in you,
As we pursue our call to provide justice and fullness of
For all people with mental illness.
We pray that every man, woman and child
May develop their potential And meet you
In themselves and in one another.
May we enjoy a totally welcoming community,
With you as our center, Joined hand in hand with our sisters
We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Peace in Syria
We have been crying to you for peace in Syria; for an end to
killing and despair, an end to hostilities on all sides. We cry to you for humanitarian aid to reach those most in
need. We beseech you for the rebuilding of ruined homes,
businesses and communities. We long for the repairing of the breach and the restoration
of streets where your children may dwell in harmony. We cry out that justice, truth and love may prevail for all
the people of Syria. We pray in the name of the Prince of
Peace, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer To End The Use Of The Death
Penalty Merciful Father, we ask your blessing on all we do to build
a culture of life. Hear our prayers for those impacted by
the death penalty. We pray for all people, that their lives and dignity as
children of a loving God may be respected and protected in
all stages and circumstances. We pray for victims of violence and their families, that
they may experience our love and support and find comfort in
your compassion and in the promise of eternal life.
for Inmates and Correction Officers
Most gracious Father, bless with your special care all jails,
penitentiaries and homes of refuge.
Look with pity on those who are housed there. Guide and
protect those who have returned to the world. Grant all of
them true contrition for past sins, and strengthen them in
their good resolutions.
Lead them along from grace to grace so that by the help of
the Holy Spirit they may persevere in the ways of obedience
and humility, and in the struggle against evil thoughts and
Grant the Holy Spirit to those engaged in teaching and
training them, that they might have a right judgment with
respect to those entrusted to them. May they labor for love
of your with deep humility and singleness of purpose, purity
of heart and life, and true zeal for your glory and the
salvation of souls.
Give them faith and love to sustain them in disappointment,
love and patience toward those under them, and in your own
good time crown their work with an eternal recompense.
The Police Officer's Prayer to St. Michael
You know, Saint
Michael, from your own experiences with the devil that the police officer's
lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so
surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration. And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force,
where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people.