In the words of Pope Francis
Last month at World Youth Week in Brazil, Pope Francis declared:
|“We need saints without cassocks, without veils – we need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies that listen to music, that hang out with their friends. We need saints that place God in first place ahead of succeeding in any career. We need saints that look for time to pray every day and who know how to be in love with purity, chastity and all good things. We need saints – saints for the 21st century with a spirituality appropriate to our new time. We need saints that have a commitment to helping the poor and to make the needed social change. We need saints to live in the world, to sanctify the world and to not be afraid of living in the world by their presence in it. We need saints that drink Coca-Cola, that eat hot dogs, that surf the internet and that listen to their iPods. We need saints that love the Eucharist, that are not afraid or embarrassed to eat a pizza or drink a beer with their friends. We need saints who love the movies, dance, sports, theater. We need saints that are open sociable normal happy companions. We need saints who are in this world and who know how to enjoy the best in this world without being callous or mundane. We need saints.”|
We’re going to take it a step further. We need saints who will fight for religious liberty, for all people, protect life, and defend traditional marriage.
As you know, the Obama administration has launched an unprecedented attack on the religious liberty, violating the beliefs of Americans of all faiths. Religious organizations, like Catholic Advocate, have lobbied tirelessly against the administration’s radical pro-abortion and same-sex marriage agenda, but to no avail. The Obama administration has made it clear they have no interest in working with religious organizations to preserve your freedom.
Restoring religious liberty in America is going to come down to one thing: sending saints to the United States Congress.
The truth of the matter is that we can’t wait to elect a new president in 2016 to begin repairing the damage already done to religious liberty. Every day, doctors and nurses are being forced to perform procedures and prescribe medications that violate their beliefs, and insurance companies are being forced to pay for it. This should not be happening in America!