Minneapolis, Minn., Oct 31, 2016 / 13:02 pm
When Bishop Andrew Cozzens was recently filling up his gas tank, a stranger approached him and said, "Father, I hope you are praying for this country!"
"His sentiment captured what many of us feel about our country, especially regarding the upcoming election. For conscientious Christians, many of us find our nation in a state of crisis," Bishop Cozzens of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota said in an Oct. 27 column for Catholic Spirit.
"But fear and discouragement ultimately are not real options for us as Christians," he said, urging his community to trust in the ultimate power of God.
The Minnesota bishop shared his struggles with the upcoming Nov. 8 election, saying that "I find myself in a moral quandary greater than I ever have before."