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By Cardinal Dolan and the UCSSB

11/7/2012 (1 year ago)

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Bishops ask him to pursue the public good.

Promises bishops will continue to work to defend life, marriage, religious freedom, urges President to work for most vulnerable, including unborn, poor, immigrants, asks for restoration of civility to the public order.

The USCCB has congratulated Obama and admonished him to serve the public good with his second term.

The USCCB has congratulated Obama and admonished him to serve the public good with his second term.

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By Cardinal Dolan and the UCSSB

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

11/7/2012 (1 year ago)

Published in Living Faith

Keywords: President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, election, religious liberty, religious freedom, immigrants, common good, unborn, defense of marriage


WASHINGTON-Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, congratulated President Barack Obama, November 7, the day after his re-election as President of the United States.

Cardinal Dolan promised the prayers of the bishops saying that "The Catholic Bishops of the United States offer our prayers that God will give you strength and wisdom to meet the difficult challenges that face America."

He added that "In particular, we pray that you will exercise your office to pursue the common good, especially in care of the most vulnerable among us, including the unborn, the poor, and the immigrant. We will continue to stand in defense of life, marriage, and our first, most cherished liberty, religious freedom. We pray, too, that you will help restore a sense of civility to the public order, so our public conversations may be imbued with respect and charity toward everyone."

His letter follows.

Dear President Obama,

In my capacity as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, I write to express my congratulations on your re-election as President of the United States.The people of our country have again entrusted you with a great responsibility.The Catholic Bishops of the United States offer our prayers that God will give you strength and wisdom to meet the difficult challenges that face America.

In particular, we pray that you will exercise your office to pursue the common good, especially in care of the most vulnerable among us, including the unborn, the poor, and the immigrant.We will continue to stand in defense of life, marriage, and our first, most cherished liberty, religious freedom.We pray, too, that you will help restore a sense of civility to the public order, so our public conversations may be imbued with respect and charity toward everyone.

May God bless you and Vice President Biden as you prepare for your second term in service to our country and its citizens.

Sincerely yours,
Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York
President
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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