The Catholic Church has been brutally assailed in America over the past few years. Churches are being vandalized at an alarming rate and Catholics are being targeted just for living their faith in public. From our government agencies spying on Catholics, to “entertainment” mocking the sacred, we've seen our faith ridiculed and portrayed as a threat to society.
Burning churches. Vulgar mockery of the sacred. Weaponized federal agencies. While we demand justice, we also know that some demons “can only be driven out by prayer and fasting.”
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Over 350 parishes have been attacked in our country since the summer of 2020. Now is the time to join together in prayerful solidarity to ask for St. Michael’s powerful protection. Get your parish involved with our free, downloadable resources to spread the word about the novena!
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“If our lives are not grounded in the faith, they are groundless. Join us in prayer for the protection of Catholic Americans, and for the defense of our right to publically live and worship without facing discrimination.”
brian burch, president, Catholicvote
We’ve seen a surge in violence against against the Catholic Church for over two years now – and CatholicVote is tracking it. The church attacks really began in the summer of 2020… and picked up some serious steam when the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade.
Since 2020, there have been over 350 attacks on Catholic churches across 42 states and the District of Columbia.
Not only that, but Catholics in America have been targeted as “radicals” just for living their faith. From the discovery of the FBI’s memo authorizing agents to spy on parishes, to the LA Dodgers celebrating vulgar, anti-Catholic “drag nuns,” the onslaught of attacks continues to escalate.
When confronted with such blatant evil, we remember Christ’s words that some demons “can only be driven out by prayer and fasting” (Mark 9:29).
Last year, over 30,000 Catholics participated in a novena to protect our churches and all Catholics in America.
Let’s do it again.
Our 2nd Annual Novena – leading up to the Feast of the Archangels on September 29 – will once again draw Catholics across the country together to ask our Lord and St. Michael to do battle for us.
And that is our most important work.
Sign up here!
We will send you special access to the entire Novena as well as a daily email to remind you to pray.
Encourage your friends, family, and parish to pray with you by sharing the prayer with them.
Remember, prayer changes history!
The word “novena” comes from the Latin word for “nine.” This form of prayer extends over nine days and is usually for a specific intention. The first novena actually predates the Church itself! After Our Lord’s Ascension into heaven, the apostles and the Blessed Mother prayed together for nine days in the Upper Room. On the ninth day, the Holy Spirit descended at Pentecost, the birthday of the Church!
Since then, the practice of devoting nine days of prayer for a particular cause or in honor of a particular saint has been embraced by Catholics throughout the world.
Catholics have always gone to St. Michael, the Prince of the Archangels, to ask for his heavenly aid in battle. We know that the anger and violence of anti-Catholic perpetrators reveal their slavery under the lies of the evil one. Hatred of what is most sacred opens human beings up to the influence of the fallen angels, which is why we implore the help of the Prince of Angels in this battle in particular.
Pope St. Leo XIII promulgated the St. Michael prayer in the late 1800’s after a vision of Satan being given free reign over the Church and the world. He wanted to give Catholics a prayer by which they could call upon the Archangel against the powers of darkness.
For more information on the Catholic tradition of asking angels and saints to pray for us, see this great article from Ascension Press.
To paraphrase St. Augustine, “Work as if everything depended on you. Pray as if everything depended on God.” We here at CatholicVote encourage you to boldly live your faith and support your parish and fellow Catholics during this trial – be a light in a time of darkness!
Help bring this novena to other Catholics, too!
By donating to CatholicVote, you can personally help dozens or even hundreds of other Catholics join you in prayer for the protection of American Catholics.
A $10 contribution will tell 16 other Catholics about our novena.
$20 will inform 33 people about the prayer campaign.
$50 can reach 83 faithful Catholics.
And $100 will bring this powerful novena to 167 other people.
Thank you for joining us in prayer. Now, will you consider taking the next step by donating to the CatholicVote Education Fund?
We'll use your tax-deductible donation to call as many of our fellow Catholics as possible to prayer. We're aiming to have thousands of Catholics commit to this novena - just like you!
Thank you in advance for your generous support of CatholicVote! May God richly bless you.
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