Welcome to Inauguration Day 2009!Last night I discovered that President Obama's Inauguration theme is "A New Birth of Freedom". According to the Inaugural website, "A New Birth of Freedom" commemorates the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. The words, echoing across 200 years from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address, express Lincoln's hope that the sacrifice of those who died to preserve the United States would lead to "a new birth of freedom" for the nation.
I also understand that President Obama is using Lincoln's Bible for his swearing in. With all this focus on Abraham Lincoln, we can only hope and pray that all of the novenas and masses that have been said will cause our new President to have a change of heart and truly embrace some of Lincoln's thoughts on freedom. We can also only hope and pray that the President's idea of freedom will encompass all people from conception to natural death.
If you would like to use a banner like the one above, you can go to the Catholic Information Network and check it out, as well as any of the other banners, pictures and information they have on this topic. You're free to use their images to help promote the message that Freedom should extend to everyone; even to those who have no voice!