Pray rosary for the unborn

Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind., Bishop John D’Arcy’s explanation that he will boycott President Barack Obama’s commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame was Christ-like.

“I wish no disrespect to our president, I pray for him and wish him well. But a bishop must teach the Catholic faith and he teaches not only by his words — but by his actions. My decision is not an attack on anyone, but is in defense of the truth about human life.”

What is the appropriate response for the rest us, the rest of the church. Will we have any response at all? If so, will it be Christ-like?

Barack Obama’s anti-life policies will last for years. An appropriate response from the rest of us should also last for years. There is no better way to counter Obama’s misguided policies then to pray daily for him and that his policies will be short-lived and overturned. The best, the most Christ-like, way to do this is to pray the Rosary of the Unborn (www.rosaryoftheunborn.org) and for bishops, priests and parishioners to begin The Parish Rosary Program in every parish: www.parishprojects.com.

This wonderful permanent program, which began as a pre-jubilee year program in the Archdiocese of Detroit, has spread across North America. There is simply no better way to counter the culture of death then to turn to our Blessed Mother and to do what she asks: pray the rosary and for those in the most need of mercy.

Patrick Hirzel

Battle Creek, Mich.

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