*subhead*The unborn.*subhead*

As everyone knows by now, Timothy Cardinal Dolan will be offering the invocation at the DNC Convention.

Many are wondering what he’ll say. Will he mention the unborn?

Let’s recall that Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop of Los Angeles, prayed at the 2000 Democratic convention for the unborn.

He said, in part:

In the span of just three weeks, our nation’s major political parties will have gathered at their conventions to select their candidates for the upcoming presidential campaign. We pray tonight that your Spirit will inspire all candidates, regardless of party, to embody in their words, actions, and policies values that protect all human life, establish peace, promote justice, and uphold the common good. For it is in you, O God, that we trust.

In You, O God, we trust…that you will keep us ever committed to protect the life and well-being of all people but especially unborn children, the sick and the elderly, those on skid row and those on death row.

I don’t remember a big deal being made of that at the time but I’d expect people will notice this time if Cardinal Dolan does the same. Certainly, the unborn could use everyone’s prayers.