Connecticut basilica’s rector has spent lifetime praying to Father McGivney
Father James Sullivan, rector of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, Conn., stands at the McGivney family grave site in the Old St. Joseph Cemetery in Waterbury July 6, 2020. Father Michael J. McGivney -- who was buried there for 92 years until his body was moved to St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Conn. -- will be beatified Oct. 31 during a Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, Conn. (CNS photo/Aaron Joseph, courtesy Archdiocese of Hartford)

Connecticut basilica’s rector has spent lifetime praying to Father McGivney

To be rector of the basilica at the time of Father McGivney's beatification, priest said, is "a joy and a privilege."

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USCCB offers ‘Election Novena’ as way to prepare for Nov. 3, pray for nation
This is a graphic for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' "Election Novena." The bishops are encouraging people of faith to participate in a novena to prepare for Election Day and pray for the nation for nine days, beginning Oct. 26 and ending Nov. 3. A closing prayer for elected leaders will be offered on Day 10, Nov. 4, the day after the election. (CNS photo/courtesy USCCB)

USCCB offers ‘Election Novena’ as way to prepare for Nov. 3, pray for nation

Participants are asked to pray for specific intentions every day, starting with a prayer that ‘our political engagement be guided by our Catholic faith.’

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