United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
United States of America

During the year of faith, beginning in October of 2012 and culminating on the feast of the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 24, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI has expressed his wish that parishes emphasize liturgy and the Eucharist.

In the United States, while the federal government, via the HHS Mandate, is forbidding Catholics to express our faith through the public ministries of the Church, it is our faith alone which makes us truly free.

According to Pope Pius XI, in his encyclical, Quas Primas, "The annual and universal celebration of the feast of The kingship of Christ will draw attention to the evils which anticlericalism has brought upon society in drawing men away from Christ and will also do much to remedy them. While nations insult the beloved name of our Redeemer, by suppressing all mention of it in their conferences and parliaments, we must all the more loudly proclaim His kingly dignity and power, all the more universally affirm His rights."

Your Excellencies:

We the undersigned Catholic faithful thank you for your united stance against the Obama administration's recent attack on the religious freedom of Catholics.

We respectfully request that in response to the attack on Holy Mother Church's rights and freedoms in the United States of America, that you will take this opportunity during the year of faith, to boldly and publicly celebrate the traditional Feast of Christ the King on Sunday, October 28, 2012 with public processions of the Blessed Sacrament at the parish, diocesan, and even national levels on that day. This will encourage all Americans to pray for the upcoming elections and for the true liberty of Christians.

In the words of Pope Pius XI, who instituted this great feast of the Church, "It is by a divine inspiration that the people of Christ bring forth Jesus from His silent hiding place in the Church and carry Him,in triumph through the streets of the city so that He whom men refused to receive when He came unto His own, may now receive in full His kingly rights."

The Processions of the Blessed Sacrament to Save America, in honor of Christ the King, Sunday, October 28, 2012. petition to United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) was written by Processions Across America and is in the category Religion at GoPetition.