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Catholics Called to Witness 'Test of Fire' Election Video Promoted by Archdiocese of Miami and in Catholic Parishes Across the Nation

Contact: Gail J. Coniglio, 954-0554-3967

MIAMI, Oct. 30, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Archdiocese of Miami has published an article about Catholics Called to Witness (www.CC2W.org) and their "Test of Fire" video (youtu.be/iiG9NMkPhus) which received over 2 million views on YouTube and is also being shown to groups and parishes across the nation. According to Adriana Gonzalez, who founded CC2W along with her physician husband, Manuel, "Churches have the right to teach on faith and morals and we are simply promoting Catholic teaching."

The article (www.miamiarch.org/ip.asp?op=Article_121018223413716) informs the Catholics across Florida that South Florida parishioners started CC2W to encourage Catholics to vote their values by appealing to them to stay true to the non-negotiable teachings. They were inspired by an article by Pope Benedict XVI (www.lifesitenews.com/news/pope-benedict-xvi-on-what-should-be-the-principal-focus-for-catholic-voters/) stating that some issues are non-negotiable. These are: the value of life from conception to natural death, marriage between one man and one woman, and religious freedom.

The three-minute video features an image of an old-fashioned blacksmith forging iron into words depicting campaign issues and flashes back and forth with images of a woman walking toward a voting booth. It opens with the message, "This November, Catholics across the nation will be put to the test," and concludes with, "Your vote will affect the future -- and be recorded in eternity. Will you vote the values that will stand the test of fire?"

"There are some things that have eternal consequences," says Adriana. "While we can buy a home here on earth, that is not going to have eternal consequences. But life, marriage, religious liberty and family -- these are things that do have eternal consequences. These are the things that last through fire, and are made to last forever."

The Gonzalezes have seven children, ages 6 to 21. The two oldest are in college and they homeschool the younger ones. Adriana says she was not political until she became a champion of parental rights but the serious moral issues of this election inspired her to action. "These issues affect everything -- family, Church and the nation," she says.

There is also a Spanish version (youtu.be/tXZsY72HpCQ) of this video. Anyone interested in promoting either version of "Test of Fire" to groups/parishes, can contact Adriana at adriana@CC2W.org to receive a complimentary DVD, mailed immediately. These videos can also be downloaded directly from the CC2W web site at www.CC2W.org/resources.

CC2W also hosts webinars to teach on these issues. On November 8th, they are hosting a webinar on Parental Rights. Register at www.cc2w.org/events.