Daily Novena Prayer
Virgin Mary, patroness of America,
Please prepare our hearts as we take part in this year’s elections. Help us to humbly receive the wisdom of the Church, and to accept the importance of Her teachings in our lives and voting decisions. Guide us as we choose leaders who will best uphold the common good and the dignity of all.
In your Son’s name, Amen.
Affordable and accessible health care is an essential safeguard of human life and a fundamental human right, yet millions of Americans still lack health care coverage.
The nation’s health care system needs to be rooted in values that respect human dignity, protect human life, respect the principle of subsidiarity, and meet the needs of the poor and the vulnerable. Employers should be able to provide health care without compromising their convictions, and individuals should be able to purchase health care that accords to their faith.
Read paragraphs 65-66, 75, and 80 of Faithful Citizenship for more.
Heavenly Father, you desire that all your children are adequately cared for. Guide our election day decisions so that we might choose leaders who are committed to ethical care for all. Amen.
- Where does the candidate stand on expanding access to health care, especially to the poor, while ensuring that employers and individuals can access health care without compromising their moral and religious beliefs?