And we pray for President Obama, Governor Romney and all our national leaders, that their hearts may be moved to give greater priority to the well-being of the poor and most vulnerable, both the born and preborn.
For those who would dismiss this site for focusing on Rep. Ryan's change of heart:
First, as residents of Southeastern Wisconsin and we have a special understanding of Paul Ryan. He could be a beacon of justice in Catholic political life, so we are interested in encouraging him to become a stronger, more compassionate leader.
Second, let us remember that our faith places Catholics as members of the same Body, "If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy."
(1 Corinthians 12:26). The Catholic tradition holds to a consistent ethic of life, "the seamless garment," upholding life and dignity and against war, abortion, poverty, capital punishment and environmental destruction. There is so much justice work to do and those who feel called to focus on the life and dignity of the preborn are bonded together at the Eucharistic table with those who feel called to direct most of their work on the life and dignity of the born. As members of the same one Body, Can we imagine no division? Can each part have the same concern for one another? Let us make our first allegiance be to our God of justice, who is always challenging us to look beyond our political affiliations toward something bigger: membership in Christ's transcendent Body.
"First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, 2for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity. This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth."
--1st Timothy 2:1-4