Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Published on Nov 10th, 2012 by Austin Keith | 0

As we emerge this week and things quiet down after the election this past week I feel it is important for us as a community and a nation to work together for the common good. To work and support one another where we agree, to dialogue about those areas where we don’t, and to hold firm to those truths, which we cannot abandon.  I believe that Cardinal Dolan has hit that proper balance in his congratulatory letter to President Obama and so this week I would like to share that letter with you.  May God bless America!

Dear President Obama,

In my capacity as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, I write to express my congratulations on your re-election as President of the United States. The people of our country have again entrusted you with a great responsibility. The Catholic Bishops of the United States offer our prayers that God will give you strength and wisdom to meet the difficult challenges that face America.

In particular, we pray that you will exercise your office to pursue the common good, especially in care of the most vulnerable among us, including the unborn, the poor, and the immigrant. We will continue to stand in defense of life, marriage, and our first, most cherished liberty, religious freedom. We pray, too, that you will help restore a sense of civility to the public order, so our public conversations may be imbued with respect and charity toward everyone.

May God bless you and Vice President Biden as you prepare for your second term in service to our country and its citizens.

Sincerely yours,

Timothy Cardinal Dolan

Archbishop of New York


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops