Yes, dear Brothers, America needs much prayer – lest it lose its soul.
We are one in this prayer, remembering the words of the Redeemer:
"Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation" (Mk. 14:38).
Christ the Good Shepherd calls us to this attitude when he says, "Take
courage, I have overcome the world" (Jn. 16:33). United with you in the
firm trust that our Savior is ever faithful in caring for his People and
that he will not fail to give you the strength to fulfill your pastoral
ministry, I commend the clergy, Religious and lay faithful of your
Dioceses to the loving intercession of his Immaculate Mother Mary. With
fraternal affection in Christ Jesus, I impart my Apostolic Blessing.