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Catholic Families for America Initiates Novena to St. Joseph to Protect American Families from Obamacare

by Staff
March 11, 2010
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WASHINGTON, ( -- Today a leading organization of lay Catholics announced its sponsorship of a Novena to St. Joseph in order to defeat the radically pro-abortion, anti-family health care legislation being debated in Congress. With St. Joseph's feast day on March 19th, and plans in the House to vote on the legislation at approximately the same time, Catholics should turn to the patron saint of families for his intercession.

"While we will continue to fight hard in the legislative process to stop the pro-abortion, anti-family Obamacare debacle, we also understand that we should not forget the 'spiritual warfare' that is equally important. Appealing to St. Joseph, patron of families, especially as we lead up to his feast day on March 19th, makes perfect sense," said Dr. Kevin Roberts, Executive Director of Catholic Families for America.

"At this point, we believe we are winning this debate, whether we consider the bungled legislative process or the public's awareness of the bill's problems," said Dr. Kevin Roberts, Executive Director of Catholic Families for America. "But as faithful Catholics we must not miss the chance to invoke the intercession of the second most important saint, St. Joseph, considering that his feast day coincides with the voting schedule, and that he is the patron saint of families."

Those interested in joining CFA's network of several thousand members can access the novena prayers at

Catholic Families for America is a nationwide public advocacy organization, headed by lay Catholics, that lobbies Congress, endorses candidates, and conducts voter education programs, all with the aim of promoting authentic Church teaching in the public square.

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