Earlier this week, Priests for Life, one of the plaintiffs challenging the ACA's contraception mandate in front of the Supreme Court, released a novena asking God to intercede on their behalf.
From the Priests for Life website:
You are the Author of Life and Freedom.
In your Spirit, we have the freedom of the children of God,
And in your Name, we promote the freedom of all
To seek, embrace, and live the truth of your Word.
In that freedom, Lord, we your people stand with Life
And reject whatever destroys life
Or distorts the meaning of human sexuality.
In that freedom, Lord, we your people live our lives
In a way that advances your Kingdom of Life,
And we refuse to cooperate in what is evil.
At this moment, therefore, when our government has decided
To force us to cooperate in evil,
We pray for the grace to be faithful to you
And to oppose the unjust laws and mandates
That have been imposed upon us and our institutions.
We pray for the conversion of those in civil authority
Who fail to appreciate the demands of conscience.
We pray for the complete reversal of all policies
That permit the destruction of life
Or coerce the cooperation of your people
In practices that are wrong.
Bring us to a Culture of Life.
We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.
While the organization petitions both celestial and mundane authorities for help in its crusade against birth control, may we respectfully remind all the plaintiffs that they already have accommodation from the government? No one is forcing you to provide contraception to your employees, and the only requirement for you to participate in the accommodation is the signing of a form. That's it. Period.
But while the priests write novenas, our lawyers write briefs. Catch up on our briefs in the Priests for Life cases and others. Expect to see more when the Supreme Court begins hearings on this case in a few months.