Archbishop encourages Catholics to attend Mass, vote on Election Day

By Catholic Review Staff

Archbishop William E. Lori is asking Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore to make time on Election Day for praying as well as voting, according to a news release from the archdiocese.

“This coming Tuesday, Nov. 6, we as Catholics and as Americans will be faced with momentous decisions as we exercise our civic duty of voting,” the Archbishop wrote in a letter to Catholics to be made available at parishes this weekend.

“This election is a particularly important one, especially as it regards the religious liberty we so cherish, the sanctity of human life, and the institution of marriage in our state. With this in mind, I warmly invite you to attend Mass on Tuesday, even if you don’t ordinarily attend Mass during the week.

“That day, let us together fervently pray for our nation and for our state.”

Over the past several weeks, Archbishop Lori has written letters to Catholics on the issues of immigration and marriage, the subjects of two important referendums, Questions 4 and 6, respectively, to be decided by Maryland voters in this year’s election.

Copyright © November 2, 2012

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