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40th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade

January 22, 2013
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 Excerpt from Cardinal DiNardo’s Letter Marking 40th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade:

“On Tuesday, we will remember the somber 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision, Roe vs. Wade, that legalized abortion in our country, a decision that has unleashed the death of over 50 million unborn children, nameless to many but not to the Lord, and caused great brokenness to the mothers and fathers and extended families of those same children. The Gospels are exact in describing Jesus Christ’s work beginning at his Baptism in the Jordan as bringing a new reconciliation that does not “break the bruised reed or extinguish the smoldering wick.” The Catholic Church remembers January 22nd each year as a day of voluntary fast and abstinence; there is a special Mass in the Missal with its proper Scriptural Readings assigned for that day. I ask, most especially this year, that all of our priests, clergy, religious and faithful make a major effort to stop that day, to pray more fervently for a rebirth of a culture of life, to fast and abstain from food as a mark of solidarity for all those affected personally by the scourge of abortion, and to make space and time to participate in prayer at Mass.”


Please pray for an end to abortion, euthanasia, and all forms of violence that put an end to human life or violate the dignity of human life. Let us work toward justice for all–those born & unborn.

Sister M. Veronica, OSF

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Ann Creech permalink
    January 22, 2013 9:50 am

    I remember marching in fornt of the abortion place when it was across the street from Metro Centre many years ago. I still see people standing in front of the place on North University praying and holding signs. Only God can take life. Ann Creech

    • January 22, 2013 10:15 am

      I remeber participating in 40 Days for Life( before I entered and participating in the Peoria Walk for Life at the Courthouse as a Sister. Only God knows what our small deeds, witness, and prayers can do to change hearts. My hope is that Roe vs. Wade will soon be overturned and our country will once again be a country that defends life from conception until natural death.

      God bless you, Ann. Keep up the good work and prayers.

      Sister M. Veronica, OSF

  2. January 22, 2013 7:46 pm

    Thank you Sister Veronica. You did a great job on this post.

    Mother Teresa said “It is a poverty that a child must die, so that you may live as you wish.”

    peace and all good, Annie 🙂

  3. January 25, 2013 5:01 pm

    I am linking to this wonderful post today on my blog The Breadbox Letters. I pray with you for LIFE!

    • January 26, 2013 12:58 pm

      Thank you so much. I pray, as do all my Sisters, for Roe vs. Wade to be appealed & a culture of life may be instilled in our country.

      In Christ,
      Sister M. Veronica, OSF

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