Father Christopher A. Roux kneels in front of the Eucharist during the Chaplet of Divine Mercy on Thursday (Sept. 6), the last day of the Cathedral Church of St. Patrick's Vigil for Liberty, on Dilworth Street in Charlotte.
St. Patrick's invited the Diocese of Charlotte and the churches in the surrounding area to adore their Eucharistic Lord from Monday-Thursday (Sept. 3-Sept. 6) around the clock. The petitions coincided with the Demcratic National Convention being held in Charlotte and related to Catholic objections to President Barack Obama's health care law and contraception mandate.
Their petitions during the four days of adoration and prayer were focused on the United States, it's leaders and the church itself, in atonement for their sins and for the future of the country. "The
right to live unthreatened by government mandate, from natural conception to natural death and for the freedom of conscience and the unhindered worship of the Lord Jesus Christ" were some of the