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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Guest Post: A Litany for Lawyers and Government Officials

Editor's comment: This week we've seen liberals going after Attorney General William Barr, calling him Trump's attorney and questioning his integrity. 

What I find interesting about this attack is that once again we see the mainstream media's double standard applied. Let's go back to a hot summer day in Phoenix, June 28, 2016 when Bill Clinton requested a meeting on the tarmac with Attorney General Loretta Lynch while her office was investigating Hillary's server/email debacle. Funny thing -- the media treated that meeting with a yawn. Did anyone question Loretta Lynch's treatment of Hillary? Not that I recall. In fact, the media always treats the Clintons' shady dealings with a yawn. 

But William Barr, that's a different story. He's Trump's pick, not Obama's and Democrats are above reproach no matter how egregious and even potentially traitorous their behavior. 

With the media continually joining the Democrats' attacks against President Trump and anyone associated with him, this is a good time to call out the prayer warriors. And so I offer this article and litany for lawyers and government officials. 

Ora et labora! 

Work like everything depends on you and pray like everything depends on God. We are, in fact, God's hands in the world.

as published by Spero Forum,, March 26, 2016

by James Thunder

This is the Catholic Church’s first litany for lawyers and government officials. It has been ecclesiastically approved.


The word litany is from the Greek word, lite, for “prayer.” Litanies are an ancient form of Christian responsorial prayer. The “Litany of the Saints,” in one of its earliest forms, dates from at least 300 A.D. Certain processions of the early Church were called litanies. One can imagine the pilgrims responding to invocations and petitions as they
walked in procession.

Today, the form of responsorial prayer that is a litany is found in the current Roman rite for Mass in several places:
 the Kyrie (“Lord, have mercy”); 
 the Gloria (“You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; You take
away the sings of the world, receive our prayer; You are seated at the right hand
of the Father, have mercy on us”); 
 the Psalm response between the readings; 
the Prayer of the Faithful; and 
 the Agnus Dei (“Lamb of God”). 
Outside the Mass, there are seven litanies approved by the Church for public
 the “Litany of the Saints,” 
 the Marian “Litany of Loreto,” 
 the Litany of the Holy Name, 
 the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 
 the Litany of the Precious Blood, 
 the Litany of the Queenship of Mary, and 
 the Litany of St. Joseph.
Moreover, there are dozens of litanies used in private devotions.

[Read the rest of this article at Litany for Lawyers]

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