Friday, March 13, 2009

St. Michael Prayer Campaign

While reading some articles on one of my favorite Catholic daily websites,
I came across an interesting, and important, link.

We are fighting a battle in this world, more today than ever before. We are living, in the words of the Great John Paul II, in a ‘culture of death’. This has only been worsened by the recent Executive Orders signed by our new President. A reversal of the Bush Administration’s law limiting the use of embryonic stem cells was signed into law this week. It will broadly expand the use of viable embryos for stem cell research, including the creation of new stem cell lines which was banned under the Bush law.

While this new technology does indeed hold out promise for new treatments for some of the worst illnesses and disabilities we face in the modern world, it comes at much too high a price – the destruction of human life in the embryonic stage.

Or in other words, killing one person to possibly help another.

While President Obama couches his words in carefully constructed rhetoric, this is the bottom line. Pitting science against morality might be something he is prepared to defend, but it is indefensible in the eyes of Almighty God. The knowledge of scientific principle is a gift given to humanity from God. It is to be used to increase our knowledge of the created world. It is not to be used to destroy creation in any forms.

Obama would have you believe this is a political issue. It is not. It is a moral issue.

Pope Leo XIII composed a powerful prayer, which all Catholics are familiar with: The Prayer to St. Michael. At one time it was an obligatory prayer at the end of Holy Mass.

Human Life International is campaigning to bring the St. Michael Prayer back to Holy Mass. If you are interested in helping to fight the battle against the destruction of human life, please visit Human Life International’s website, . Join in the battle by supporting their St. Michael Prayer Campaign for the Conversion of Abortionists. Let’s get the beautiful and powerful St. Michael Prayer reinstated at the end of every Holy Mass.

Prayer is our most powerful tool in the battle against the evil forces of this world. We can change the world, if we do our part.

St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle.
Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
by the power of God,
cast into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits,
who prowl throughout the world, seeking the ruin of souls.

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