Thursday, January 22, 2009

In Memoriam

Please pray and fast and make other acts of penance today. Today is the 26th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. Pray for the mercy of God for all those involved (the victims, the mothers, the doctors, the families). Pray for an end to abortion.

From the GIRM 373:
In all the dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when the 22nd 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 from "Masses for Various Needs") should be celebrated with violet vestments as an appropriate liturgical observance for this day.

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