Day 7: Interfaith Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate

Posted by Eric Scheidler (June 5, 2012 at 5:45 am)

Christ PrayingThere are only 3 days to go until the huge Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom! Help spiritually prepare the soil for Friday’s outpouring of support for religious freedom from Portland, Maine, to Honolulu, Hawaii; Seattle, Washington, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and all points in between.

This is Day 7 of the Novena to Reverse the HHS Mandate. Find the previous days’ novenas here.

Novena to Reverse HHS Mandate: Day 7

Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
We thank you, Father,
for the grace of repentance
and the power of conversion at work in Your people.

We thank You for Your Holy Spirit,
Who convicts us of sin and enlightens us
about how to please you.
Lord, enable Your people,
in the midst of current persecution and danger,
to live the spirit of repentance
ever more deeply and effectively.

For every moment we lacked courage in the past,
give us the grace to repent.
For every time we were silent when we should have spoken,
give us the grace to repent.
For every time we could have witnessed to life but did not,
give us the grace to repent.

Made strong by the spirit of repentance,
may Your people rise up
and reverse the tide of evil in our midst.

Enable us to defend our freedom
and to build a Culture of Life.

We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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5 Responses to “Day 7: Interfaith Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate”

  1. John Regan says:

    I am sad that a tax exempt organisation would think that it is OK to use this status to market its propaganda just like any other for profit organisation. I can accept that it is OK to attempt to influence your own fundamentalist but it is not OK to spread lies to a public that has provided you with tax exempt status; you are not actually contributing to the community except through good works which I acknowledge are present in parts of our society.

    June 5th, 2012 at 7:19 am
  2. enness says:

    What lies, John? Specifically what “lies”? Be specific and we’ll go from there, otherwise you’re just hatin’. I could give you a number of ways in which the so-called War on Women is lies and propaganda from the administration.

    Catholics are not fundamentalists. That’s another mistake (“You keep using that word…I do not think it means what you think it means”).

    So we’re only good for our “works”? Otherwise, we contribute nothing and might as well just excuse ourselves right off the planet, huh? How tolerant. The problem is you cannot get our good works without getting us, the whole of us, in all our Catholic glory. What will you do? If you’re going to help create a world where we are not permitted in the public square except as kind of a superficial charity club, be prepared to live in the misery of that world.

    June 5th, 2012 at 8:07 am
  3. Kate says:

    You need to take your rant someplace else. We don’t want to hear your LIES!

    June 5th, 2012 at 10:46 am
  4. Claire says:

    Well said, enness. If Obama can take away the constitutional freedoms of those that believe in God and the sacredness of life; he can take away the constitutional freedoms of those that don’t. Obama has drawn the line in the sand for all Americans and their freedoms. If we don’t speak up now, we may not have the freedom to speak up in the future. Now is the time. Apathy and silence kills much and many.

    June 5th, 2012 at 2:09 pm
  5. Kevin says:

    John Regan,

    If you want to speak out against the spread of lies, I suggest you address your comments to the Obam regime — that is where the lies are originating.

    June 17th, 2012 at 8:00 pm