CV NEWS FEED // CatholicVote is launching its 2nd annual nationwide St. Michael Novena to protect Catholics in America.
“Our great nation is ruled today by an an anti-Catholic elitist class who not only tolerate anti-Christi bigotry, like we saw on display at Dodger Stadium this year,” noted CatholicVote President Brian Burch, “but they also encourage and celebrate it.”
“That bigotry has given thugs silent permission to carry out actual violence against Catholic churches and symbols,” he added.
The United States has seen a dramatic increase in attacks against Catholic churches, especially since the controversial leak of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade in 2022. To date, there have been over 350 attacks on Catholic properties since May 2020.
“Most disturbing is the fact that while violence against pregnancy care centers has slowed, attacks on Catholic churches and sacramentals have only increased in frequency,” reported CatholicVote Field Director Tommy Valentine.
The novena will begin on September 20 and end on the feast day of St. Michael the Archangel. The novena intends to draw Catholics from across the country together to pray for an end to the violence.
“Catholics have always gone to St. Michael, the prince of the archangels, to help them in battle,” commented Joshua Mercer, editor of the LOOP:
We know that the anger and violence we see against our faith comes from the prevailing influence of the lies of the evil one. Abortion and the blasphemies of hate groups like the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence open human beings up to the influence of the fallen angels, so we’re asking the prince of angels to fight for us.
Each day of the novena promotes a special intention, and there will be days dedicated to specific parishes that have suffered vandalism, to Catholics who work in the trenches to support women and families, and to leaders in politics and in the Church.
Catholics can sign up to receive special access to the entire set of prayers. They will also get a daily email throughout the novena to remind them to pray.
“Everything we do must begin with prayer,” Burch said in a statement. “This is the entire message of the Gospel: the battle belongs to the Lord. The battle for America’s soul is no different.”