National Day of Penance and Prayer

Today is a day set aside by the American bishops for all Catholics to do penance and prayer in reparation for the crimes committed against the unborn in our country.

Let us really pray today for the conversion of all men and women in our land who for whatever reason support the injustice of abortion. 

As I have said in previous posts, abortion continues to be legal in our country because too many of us are silent.  Too many of us may be “personally opposed” to abortion, but do not speak out or exercise our civic obligations in light of the reality of millions of abortions each year in the United States.

Abortion and its consequences (the euthansia movement, for example) are the civil rights challenges of our generation. 

Today is a day to speak out, to pray hard for change of hearts and minds, and to beg God to work strongly in the lives of our government leaders.  Today is a day for all to look honestly at their reasons and rationalizations for remaining silent in defense of the unborn, and to change.

Contrary to popular belief, “99.99%” of pro-lifers are not “radicals”….we are men and women committed to protecting the defenseless, those who lack a voice of their own, or means of protecting their own right to life.

God helps us in this effort…..

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Moderator: Deacon Bob Yerhot of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota.
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