A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer. ~ Pope Saint John Paul II Evangelium Vitae
The over 60 million abortions since the 1973 decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton reflect with heartbreaking magnitude what Pope Francis means by a “throwaway culture.” However, we have great trust in God’s providence. We are reminded time and again in Scripture to seek the Lord’s help, and as people of faith, we believe that our prayers are heard.
January 22 has been designated by the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops as a particular day of prayer and penance for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.” As individuals, we are called to observe this day through the penitential practices of prayer, fasting and/or giving alms. (Photo credit USCCB Respect Life)
Mass for the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn
January 22, 2021 | 7:00pm | Cathedral of St. Andrew
Mass for the Legal Protection of the Unborn will be celebrated by Bishop David Walkowiak on Friday, January 22 at 7 p.m., at the Cathedral of St. Andrew. On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Bishop Walkowiak encourages all people in the diocese to observe a day of prayer and fasting to end abortion.
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Only with prayer—prayer that storms the heavens for justice and mercy, prayer that cleanses our hearts and souls—will the culture of death that surrounds us today be replaced with a culture of life. ~ U.S. Catholic Bishops, Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities