Monday, January 23, 2017
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), no. 373, designates January 22 as a particular day of prayer and penance, called the ‘Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children’: ‘In all the Dioceses of the United States, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of prayer 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 Monday, Jan. 23, through the penitential practices of prayer, fasting and/or giving alms.” Attend Mass, either here at the Co-Cathedral or any other parish,, pray the rosary or any other types of prayer, do a form of penance, fast, or perform a spiritual or corporal work of mercy. Do something.
Join in the 9 Days for Life Novenna:
The over 56 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.