Now this strikes me as a fine and profoundly Catholic idea. There’s a new website called Pray for Paul’s Change of Heart. The Paul in question is Paul Ryan. The site explains:
Paul Ryan is a sincere Catholic and a brother in Christ, and we ask him to reconnect with the compassion for the poor and vulnerable that is rooted in our consciences and articulated by the Catholic Church… Please pray for Paul Ryan, that he may use his influence to bring good news to the poor, a central part of the mission of Jesus.
And it also includes this:
Please pray for Vice President Joe Biden, also a devout Catholic, that he might have a change of heart. We urge him to follow the conscience that God gave him and use his influence to honor life and dignity of all people, both born and preborn.
And we pray for President Obama, Governor Romey, and all our national leaders, that their hearts may be moved to give greater priority to the well-being of the poor and most vulnerable, both born and preborn.