From Father Carl
As we move closer to the General Election, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference has released its Presidential Candidate Comparison: https://www.pacatholic.org/presidential-candidate-comparison/ and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has released its 2020 Voter Guide to State Legislative Races: https://www.pacatholic.org/archdiocese-of-philadelphia-voter-guide/
Being a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ requires prayerful preparation for daily life and life’s decisions. Step one in using these guides is to approach them after listening for God’s direction during times of prayer. Prayerfully preparing ourselves and informing ourselves about the critical issues in this election will best allow us to use the summary information provided in these documents.
Please note these Presidential Candidate issues are present alphabetically: abortion, death penalty, educational choice, environment, ethics in research, gender issues, health care access, immigration/refugees, poverty, racial equity, and religious freedom.
Please note the purpose of the State Legislative races piece, “the Conference neither supports nor opposes any candidate or political party. The Catholic Conference aims to educate and inform Catholics about a wide range of issues. List of issues included for comparison”: pro life, criminal justice reform, disability rights, human trafficking, poverty, and school choice.
We are grateful to those who have worked to prepare these guides for us. Seeing the complexity of the topics presented is a reminder of the responsibility and privilege of being both a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ and a citizen in the United States.
Our Pastoral team is here to serve you. We/I are only ever a phone call away.
Be assured of my continued prayers and support for you and your loved ones.
St. Genevieve pray for us!
(Rev. Carl Janicki)
A Glance at the Daily Mass Readings
This week we conclude our reading from Philippians and on Thursday begin reading from Ephesians (until Friday, October 30th). Ephesians offers Paul’s teachings on the nature and aspirations for those who are Church. Many of Paul’s themes are highlighted in the Catechism’s section on Church (https://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p123a9p2.htm).