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THE A.D. TIMES -As part of the Catholic Press, THE A.D. TIMES is the official newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown, serving Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill counties. 



Mary Immaculate Patroness of Our Country
Pray for Us

from your provident hand we have received
our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
You have called us as your people and given us
the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God,
and your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.
We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.
Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome—
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us—
this great land will always be “one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Copyright © 2012, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC. All rights reserved. Cover image, The Immaculate Conception. Mosaic reproduction of La Purissima Bionda by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo manufactured by the Reverenda Fabbrica di San Pietro di Vaticano (RFSPV), 1930. Photograph courtesy of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC, 2009. To order publication no. 7-328, visit or call 800-235-8722.