Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, is asking Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore to make time on Election Day for praying as well as voting.
“This coming Tuesday, November 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, the Archbishop has also written letters to Catholics on the issues of immigration and marriage, the subjects of two important ballot questions to be decided by Maryland voters in this year’s election.
Faithful Citizenship, an initiative of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, urges Catholics to incorporate prayer into their efforts to form their consciences before voting. For more information, visit usccb.org.