Join our Bishops in Their Call for a Pro-Life Novena
The U.S. bishops are asking you and all people of good will to join with them each Friday in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, from August 3 to September 28.
To participate in the Novena and Call to Prayer initiatives sign up at www.usccb.org/pray. Kicking off this important national event, in a recent statement, Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities said:
“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.”
By any measure, the Roe decision has been a heartbreaking failure, taken millions of innocent lives and demonstrably divided the country for decades.
The Bishops urge you to join in the Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life at this critical time.
Additional Novena prayer and education materials are accessible at 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.