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Archbishop Schnurr invites faithful to prayer in August and September

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Dear Friends in Christ,

I invite you to join me and Catholics nationwide in a weekly moment of prayer from early August to late September for the legal protection of human life.

As soon as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, pro-abortion groups began lobbying the U.S. Senate to reject any nominee who does not promise to endorse Roe v. Wade. We should certainly raise grave concerns about a confirmation process that is being grossly distorted by efforts to subject judicial nominees to a litmus test of support for abortion. And we must pray.

Each Friday, from August 3 to September 28, we’ll have the opportunity to join in a nine-week effort of prayer, fasting and education that a change in the U.S. Supreme Court will move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life.

Please consider signing up at www.usccb.org/pray for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ ongoing “Call to Prayer” initiative from which you can receive weekly prayer reminders by text message or email. Participants will be encouraged to pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for the intention of the legal protection of human life and will receive important facts about how Roe v. Wade is not health care, is bad law, and fails women.

May our Lady of Guadalupe intercede for the healing of our nation and our people from decades of abortion on demand. Thank you for your continued prayer for the legal protection of all human life from conception to natural death.

Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr
Archbishop of Cincinnati

For more information on this nine-week Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, click here

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