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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

All Saints Day

Today is All Saints Day. It is a Solemnity and a holy day of obligation for Catholics (ahem, ahem). And though I know today is All Saints Day, with next week's election drawing near, I'd like to draw particular attention to St. Thomas More, patron saint of lawyers and statesmen.

In Robert Bolt's play A Man for All Seasons, More remarks, "I believe, when statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties . . . they lead their country by a short route to chaos." Unfortunately, far too many modern Catholic politicians have mistakenly ignored this principle and instead have embraced "Cuomoism." (see also yesterday's post regarding Governor Granholm's political ad on abortion)

Instead of cataloging all of the erroneous moral views of prominent "Catholic politicians, however, let us simply reflect on St. Thomas' example of leadership, humility, and holiness and pray for his intercession. His assistance is especially needed in the days leading up to next week's election.

St. Thomas More, patron of lawyers and statesmen, pray for us!

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