Bishop Pfeifer wrote on August 9, '''As we humbly pray for this gift, we thank our God for the rains of the past, and we trust that as we ask our Heavenly Father for this gift in the name of Christ, that it will be granted,' the letter states...'We leave that in the hands of God.'''
Yes, we have intentions at Mass. But what intentions can you think of that Cardinal Mahony should ask everyone in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to pray for, at every Mass, every day?
To stop earthquakes, fires, floods and drought, for starters.
But how about a right to life intention at every Mass? We DESPERATELY need that. And our U.S. bishops a while back called for a pro-life intention at every Mass, believe it or not.
A prayer that every Catholic resist and refuse the proselytizers of all the false sects, and that all who have defected return to Holy Mother Church. We really need that one, too.
I leave the rest to your imagination. But please be charitable in your wording!