As we start the new year, as new political representatives are sworn in, I am reminded of the pressing need for good men and women as jurists. Just notice how many assaults on the culture of life and Western civilization are launched from the judge’s bench. You could argue that much of the judicial activism that we see—unelected officials making laws for us—stems from the original Supreme Court decision of Griswold v Connecticut which legalized contraception. That decision became the precedent for Roe v Wade and so much else that has been done to drag our way of life down.
So I ask everyone to pray that good, pro-life, Catholic men and women be appointed (or elected, as your state may be) as judges at all levels. I have one particular fine fellow in mind, but I don’t know if he wants his application publicized, so if you could pray for him anonymously, I would appreciate it. In Massachusetts we need someone like him. Desparately.