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The election, voting, and Our Lady

This past week has been a disturbing one for me as I read or listened to the national news about the election. According to most new programs, web news, and polls, the election is "over". A winner has been declared.

I had no intentions of watching the debate this week. I know who I am voting for and listening to both candidates dance around answering questions, did not seem appealing to me. So, I went to bed early. Once in bed, I could not sleep. The outcome of the election weighed heavily on my mind. I began to pray. I got concerned when I thought about the future and what this nation will be like when my sons are adults. I think this election is critical. After praying for a half hour, I jumped out of bed and went downstairs. The debate almost over, I sat with my husband and we talked about it all.

Since then, I have seen headlines of how McCain has dropped in the polls, seen the news where they say that Obama will win the election, and, unfortunately, watched the Thursday Night Satruday Night Special that made fun of McCain the whole half hour, and barely made fun of Obama. The media is trying to win this election for Obama.

With all of this, I have been upset. I am tired of the media. The election is not over until every ballot is counted.

I am more convicted than ever that we need to vote. www.catholicvote.com has a great video to watch on the subject. Archbishop Chaput, in his book, Render Unto Ceaser, said that we have an obligation as Christians and Catholics to be invloved in the political process. We cannot sit back.

We also need to pray. As discouraged as I might get about the future of our Nation and world, I remember Our Lady and many of the things she shared in her apparitions. Many of the Marian apparitions warn of things to come. Horrible things. Yet, Mary's message was one of hope. All of the things she mentioned could be avoided, with PRAYER. This being October, the month of the rosary, why not say a rosary for this election. For the future of our nation.

Anyone with me?

Comments

  1. Thanks for directing me to your blog, Katie. I absolutely agree that it is so important for EVERYONE to participate in the electoral process. Almost 49% of all eligible voters do NOT vote. And yes, our conscience and if we have it, our faith, should be influencing our vote. For some Catholics, that can mean voting for McCain, and for some voting for Obama. Either way, whoever gets elected needs our prayers.

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