July 27, 2018
The U.S. bishops urge our
participation in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, each
Friday from August 3 through September 28.
Cardinal Timothy Michael
Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
(USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, invited all people of good
will to join in this campaign of prayer that the change in the U.S. Supreme
Court will move our nation closer to the day when every human being is
protected in law and welcomed in life.
As part of the USCCB Call to Prayer, participants will receive weekly prayer
reminders by text message or email. In addition to the current invitation to
fast on Fridays, participants will be encouraged to pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be
for this intention and will receive important facts about how Roe is not health care, is bad law, and
Cardinal Dolan noted: "As
soon as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement,
pro-abortion groups began lobbying the U.S. Senate to reject any nominee who
does not promise to endorse Roe v. Wade.
While the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops does not support or oppose the
confirmation of any presidential nominee, we can and should raise grave
concerns about a confirmation process which is being grossly distorted by
efforts to subject judicial nominees to a litmus test of support for Roe v. Wade. And we must pray."
can join this and subsequent Call to Prayer efforts at www.usccb.org/pray. Additional materials will be accessible at https://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/take-action-now/call-to-prayer/legal-protection-of-human-life.cfm.
The Cardinal concluded this special appeal by asking
Our Lady of Guadalupe to "intercede for the healing of our nation and our
people from decades of abortion on demand." Please join the U.S. bishops in
this focused time of prayer, fasting, and education.
Tom Grenchik is Executive Director of the
Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic
Bishops. Learn about the bishops' pro-life activities at www.usccb.org/prolife.