We are now about a week away from the 2020 Election. Bearing in mind our nation’s challenges and the need for wise, moral, civic leadership, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is offering an electronic Election Novena to help Catholics form their consciences as they prepare for the upcoming election.
Starting today, through Tuesday, November 3, participants are encouraged to pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for the day’s intention. A closing prayer for elected leaders will be offered on day 10, Wednesday, November 4.
You can download a flyer with the Election Novena Prayer Intentions here:
California’s November 2020 Ballot Propositions
California voters will be asked to vote on 12 statewide ballot measures in the 2020 General Election on November 3, 2020. As faithful citizens we are called to make informed voting decisions based on a clear understanding of our faith and a deep appreciation of life, the common good, solidarity, care for the poor, and the other principles of faith and morals that are to guide our life.
Our California Catholic Conference offers descriptions of each proposition with clear background, non-partisan analysis, and a sampling of the principles of Catholic social teaching to help us in that discernment. Click Here to View 2020 Ballot Propositions
As the election approaches, we seek to better
understand the issues and concerns that confront
our city/state/country, and how the Gospel compels
us to respond as faithful citizens in our community.
We ask for eyes that are free from blindness
so that we might see each other as brothers and sisters,
one and equal in dignity, especially those who are
victims of abuse and violence, deceit and poverty.
We ask for ears that will hear the cries of children unborn
and those abandoned, men and women oppressed
because of race or creed, religion or gender.
We ask for minds and hearts that are open to hearing
the voice of leaders who will bring us closer to your Kingdom.
We pray for discernment so that we may choose leaders
who hear your Word, live your love, and keep in the ways
of your truth as they follow in the steps of Jesus and his
Apostles and guide us to your Kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this in the name of your Son Jesus Christ
and through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.