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How You Can Help

How Can I Stay Informed and Take Action?

The best way to stay informed on current New York State legislation, is to join the Catholic Advocacy Network

For Federal ligislation, visit the National Committee for Human Life Amendment (NCHLA).

How Can I Pray For Religious Liberty?

Please join us in praying that the Holy Spirit may give light and strength to the Christian communities and the faithful who are persecuted or discriminated against because of the Gospel

There are also many prayer resources available on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Prayers for Conversion of Hearts

Prayer is one of the essential tasks in promoting respect for human life and family life.  In particular, it is necessary that we pray for the conversion of heart among public officials who support abortion and other offenses against the dignity of human life.  In 2004, Bishop Michael Saltarelli of Wilmington, Delaware, composed a beautiful Litany of St. Thomas More, for politicians who take public anti-life positions.  Please pray this litany often, and offer fasting and sacrifices for our public officials:

V. Lord, have mercy
R. Lord have mercy
V. Christ, have mercy
R. Christ have mercy
V. Lord, have mercy
R. Lord have mercy
V. Christ hear us
R. Christ, graciously hear us

V. St. Thomas More, Saint and Martyr,
R. Pray for us (repeat after each invocation)

V. St. Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen, Politicians and Lawyers,
V. St. Thomas More, Patron of Justices, Judges and Magistrates,
V. St. Thomas More, Model of Integrity and Virtue in Public and Private Life,
V. St. Thomas More, Servant of the Word of God and the Body and Blood of Christ,
V. St. Thomas More, Model of Holiness in the Sacrament of Marriage,
V. St. Thomas More, Teacher of His Children in the Catholic Faith,
V. St. Thomas More, Defender of the Weak and the Poor,
V. St. Thomas More, Promoter of Human Life and Dignity,

Let us pray: O Glorious St. Thomas More, patron of statesmen, politicians, judges and lawyers, your life of prayer and penance, and your zeal for justice, integrity and firm principle in public and family life led you to the path of martyrdom and sainthood. Intercede for our statesmen, politicians, judges and lawyers, that they may be courageous and effective in their defense and promotion of the sanctity of human life -- the foundation of all other human rights. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

V. Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world
R. Spare us O Lord
V. Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world
R. Graciously hear us O Lord
V. Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world
R. Have mercy on us

Click here to download a copy (in Adobe pdf format) of the Litany, issued by the Diocese of Wilmington.  An html version can be found here.