Monday, January 21, 2008

Prayer: 35th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

In all the dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life. The Mass “For Peace and Justice” (no. 22 of the “Masses for Various Needs”) should be celebrated with violet vestments as an appropriate liturgical observance for this day.
General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 373
I am fasting from 8pm tonight until 8pm tomorrow night, as an act of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion. Tomorrow morning after daily Mass I will pray a Divine Mercy Chaplet in reparation for the innocents murdered by abortion. Tomorrow around noon, instead of eating lunch, I will pray a Rosary imploring mercy for those who perform, commit, or facilitate abortions. Tomorrow evening, at the Finding Our Way group's evening prayer, we will praying intentions for an end to abortion.

Remember, it is not only the unborn for whom you should pray, but also those who are born into and have been sullied by this culture of death: pray for those who have sinned, that they may receive true conversion of heart and true repentance.


Tiber Jumper said...

Great way to remember the anniversary of Roe v Wade.
Our pro life group will pray the rosary at our meeting tomorrow.
Thanks Jeff for your work for the kingdom.

NanaR said...


I wish I had read this yesterday :-(

Our parish is not having a special service for this special day.

I shall have to give some extra thought to how I will do penance today...


Cathy_of_Alex said...

japhy: God bless you! I'm fasting today and I'm offering my daily prayers for the intentions I stated on my blog post for today. I think I will go to Adoration after work.