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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

 Today, on this historic day in our country, we want to encourage you to not only exercise your right and moral obligation to vote, but to point your heart to Christ and serve as a witness to His unending love and mercy.

 

Please join us in praying this special Election Prayer today: 

 

Election Prayer

 

by Servant of God, Father John Anthony Hardon, S.J.

 

Lord Jesus Christ, You told us to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God. Enlighten the minds of our people in America.

 

May we choose a President of the United States, and other government officials, according to Your Divine Will.

 

Give our citizens the courage to choose leaders of our nation who respect the sanctity of unborn human life, the sanctity of marriage, the sanctity of marital relations, the sanctity of the family, and the sanctity of the aging.

 

Grant us the wisdom to give You, what belongs to You, our God. If we do this, as a nation, we are confident You will give us an abundance of Your blessings through our elected leaders. Amen.

 

For more special voting resources and encouragement, you can visit https://www.ewtn.com/vote/.

 

You may also go to ewtn.com/novena to offer a special spiritual bouquet.


ELECTION DAY-ST. HUBERT

 

Romans, Chapter 5, Verse 1-2

1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have PEACE with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access [by faith] to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God. 

Faith triumphs in trouble. Christian life is a life that trusts in God’s love rather than seeking to make ourselves clean as the Pharisees. We put self-justification and self-righteousness in the background and know peace with God for Christ has purchased our redemption with his blood. By our faith we become citizens of the kingdom of heaven owing our true allegiance to Christ, through His church whose head is the Pope. Although we are in the world, we are not of it. We are faithful citizens of our nation but God’s citizen first. God is the creator and protector of life. When you vote today vote for those who do good and avoid evil. 

Doing Good and Avoiding Evil[1]

21. Aided by the virtue of prudence in the exercise of well-formed consciences, Catholics are called to make practical judgments regarding good and evil choices in the political arena.

22. There are some things we must never do, as individuals or as a society, because they are always incompatible with love of God and neighbor. Such actions are so deeply flawed that they are always opposed to the authentic good of persons. These are called "intrinsically evil" actions. They must always be rejected and opposed and must never be supported or condoned. A prime example is the intentional taking of innocent human life, as in abortion and euthanasia. In our nation, "abortion and euthanasia have become preeminent threats to human dignity because they directly attack life itself, the most fundamental human good and the condition for all others" (Living the Gospel of Life, no. 5). It is a mistake with grave moral consequences to treat the destruction of innocent human life merely as a matter of individual choice. A legal system that violates the basic right to life on the grounds of choice is fundamentally flawed.

23. Similarly, human cloning, destructive research on human embryos, and other acts that directly violate the sanctity and dignity of human life are also intrinsically evil. These must always be opposed. Other direct assaults on innocent human life, such as genocide, torture, and the targeting of noncombatants in acts of terror or war, can never be justified. Nor can violations of human dignity, such as acts of racism, treating workers as mere means to an end, deliberately subjecting workers to subhuman living conditions, treating the poor as disposable, or redefining marriage to deny its essential meaning, ever be justified.

Election Day[2]


 

Election Day refers to the day on which general elections in the United States are held. Election Day is always held on the first Tuesday in November in the US.

 

Election Day Facts & Quotes

 

·         Elections held for federal offices only occur on even-numbered years.

·         There is no law in the Constitution or Federal mandate which requires electorates to vote in accordance with the popular vote of their state.

·         Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

·         Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual--or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country. - Samuel Adams, The Writings of Samuel Adams, Harry Alonzo Cushing, editor (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1907), Vol. IV, p. 256.

 

Election Day Top Events and Things to Do

 

·         Attend a local polling place and cast your vote.

·         Be informed about the candidates and new amendments on the ballot before going to the polling place.

 

Remember when you vote; vote for love of life and not love of money.

 

2240 Submission to authority and co-responsibility for the common good make it morally obligatory to pay taxes, to exercise the right to vote, and to defend one's country:

 

Pay to all of them their dues, taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.

 

[Christians] reside in their own nations, but as resident aliens. They participate in all things as citizens and endure all things as foreigners. . . . They obey the established laws and their way of life surpasses the laws. . . . So noble is the position to which God has assigned them that they are not allowed to desert it.

The Apostle exhorts us to offer prayers and thanksgiving for kings and all who exercise authority, "that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way."

Adoration for Our Nation on Election Day

If you can’t get in your church

Join Miles Christi as we offer 24 hours of Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to pray for our Nation in the chapel of the Family Center in South Lyon, Michigan.

We invite you to join us at any time in offering prayer and adoration to our Lord using our YouTube channel or Facebook page:

We hope you will join in this live stream to keep our country in prayer during this important and pivotal time.

The Priests and Brothers of Miles Christi

Catholics throughout the U.S. can offer prayers, beg for mercy and be in the calming, loving presence of Jesus. Our suggestion is to have adoration begin immediately after morning Mass, and conclude with Benediction when the polls close in your area. However, any length of adoration on November 3 will be of inestimable value.

Choose Your Level of Spiritual Warfare:

LEVEL ONE

  1. Pray in a State of Grace (Go to Confession)
  2. Believe God will answer our prayers
  3. Pray the Immaculate Conception Prayer

LEVEL TWO

  1. Pray in a State of Grace (Go to Confession)
  2. Believe God will answer our prayers
  3. Pray the Immaculate Conception Prayer
  4. Pray the Rosary Daily

LEVEL THREE

  1. Pray in a State of Grace (Go to Confession)
  2. Believe God will answer our prayers
  3. Pray the Immaculate Conception Prayer
  4. Pray the Rosary Daily
  5. Add Penance (recommend follow through on some health challenge)

LEVEL FOUR

  1. Pray in a State of Grace (Go to Confession)
  2. Believe God will answer our prayers
  3. Pray the Immaculate Conception Prayer
  4. Pray the Rosary Daily
  5. Add Penance (recommend follow-through on some health challenge)
  6. Pray the St. Michael Chaplet

LEVEL FIVE

  1. Pray in a State of Grace (Go to Confession)
  2. Believe God will answer our prayers
  3. Pray the Immaculate Conception Prayer
  4. Pray the Rosary Daily
  5. Add Penance (recommend follow-through on some health challenge)
  6. Pray the St. Michael Chaplet (Call upon St. Michael & Nine Choirs of Angels)
  7. Enlist 18 Saints & 18 Holy Souls into your Holy Alliance, and pray for 18 people in need of conversion (Learn how HERE)

St. Hubert[3]

Late in the eighth century, so runs the story, a hunter named Hubert, neither better nor worse than he should have been, was tracking a stag through the forest of the Ardennes. As he readied himself to shoot the animal with his arrow, he was startled when the stag turned suddenly in its flight, and he saw between its antlers a luminous cross. This experience caused Hubert to change his way of life, and he never hunted again. Yet only a few centuries later he was known as the patron of hunters, and is a saint greatly honored in France and Belgium.

Saint Hubert lived a full life. He became bishop of Tongres and traveled through his huge diocese on horseback and by boat, preaching and building churches to the glory of God. He was the friend of the great of his day — Pepin of Heristal and Charles Martel among them — and also of the poor. In particular his heart went out to prisoners, and he would secretly place food for them before their dungeon windows. As he died, he said to those about him, "Stretch the pallium over my mouth for I am now going to give back to God the soul I received from Him."

In parts of France and Belgium there has long been a custom of holding stag hunts on Saint Hubert's Day, and the hunters gather before the chase for Mass and the blessing of men and horses and dogs. After the hunt is over, those taking part gather for a bountiful breakfast consisting of fish, meat, salad, cheese, and dessert. Naturally the meat is venison of some sort, and the salad may well be one of dandelion greens.

Excerpted from Feast Day Cookbook

Patron: Archers; dog bite; dogs; forest workers; furriers; hunters; hunting; huntsmen; hydrophobia; liege, Belgium; machinists; mad dogs; mathematicians; metal workers; precision instrument makers; rabies; smelters; trappers.

Things to Do:

·         Have roast venison in honor of St. Hubert, patron of hunters.

·         Have some Jagermeister

Please pray for the soul of a great priest and friend of mine who I had the pleasure of knowing while stationed in Belgium-Father Paul Wolf as it was, he who introduced me to St. Hubert.

Daily Devotions/Practices

·         Make reparations to the Holy Face-Tuesday Devotion

·         Pray Day 6 of the Novena for our Pope and Bishops

·         Tuesday: Litany of St. Michael the Archangel

·         Offering to the sacred heart of Jesus

·         Drops of Christ’s Blood

·         Universal Man Plan

·         Pray for our nation.

·         Rosary.

                                                


[1]https://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/faithful-citizenship/forming-consciences-for-faithful-citizenship-part-one

[3]http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2016-11-03





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