The Gregorian Institute Shield, composed of the crossed gold and silver keys of the Papal Insignia, an open book with the words 'Via Veritas Vita' ('The Way, the Truth, and the Life') written on its pages, three golden six-sided stars on a red banner, and a Germanic cross.

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Join the Memorare Army

Please join in our Memorare Army prayer campaign (read more at www.TheGregorian.org/memorare-army). Following the model of Blessed Mother Teresa’s original Memorare Army concept, we hope to gather pledges for  1 million memores for religious liberty and stronger Catholic identity in public life.

“We cannot — we will not — comply with this unjust law,” Kansas City-Kansas Archbishop Joseph Naumann wrote in his letter to Sunday Mass congregations about the Obama administration’s health care mandate requiring Catholics to pay for contraception. “Our parents and grandparents did not come to these shores to help build America’s cities and towns, its infrastructure and institutions, its enterprise and culture, only to have their posterity stripped of their God-given rights.”

They are strong words that he does not use lightly. The Archbishop talked to Benedictine College president Stephen D. Minnis about the need for a national Memorare Army that would  pray for religious liberty. Click here and here to see coverage of Benedictine College’s original Memorare Armies.

Click here to join the Memorare Army. Please share this important prayer campaign with friends via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail.

Tom Hoopes

Tom Hoopes is vice president of college relations at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. A former reporter in the Washington, D.C., area, he served as press secretary of U.S. House Ways & Means Chairman Bill Archer and then spent 10 years as executive editor of the National Catholic Register newspaper and Faith & Family magazine. He writes weekly for Catholic Vote, the National Catholic Register and Aleteia. His work frequently appears in Catholic publications such as Catholic Digest. He lives in Atchison, Kansas, with his wife, April, and nine children.