On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, our nation marked the 46th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion in our country. Since that fateful day, 60 million children’s lives have been lost to abortion and the lives of their parents have been shattered.

Bishop Walkowiak encouraged all people of the diocese to observe Jan. 22 day as a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children and invited them to join him for a Mass for Life at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew at 7 p.m. It was an opportunity to pray for lives shattered by abortion and to reaffirm our commitment as Catholics to the gospel of life and to the protection of all human life from conception to natural death.

View photos from the Mass for Life

Three ways to participate in Nine Days for Life!
Your prayers matter; Your sacrifices make a difference

Since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision 46 years ago, more than 55 million children’s lives have been lost to abortion, and the lives of millions of their parents have been shattered. In prayerful recognition of these lost and broken lives, the U.S. Bishops invite Catholics and others nationwide to participate in nine days of prayer, penance and pilgrimage Jan. 14-22. Click here for details and to sign up to receive the daily novena in English and Spanish by email, text message, or through the app.

Additional resources & information:
Respect Life Ministry in our diocese
Diocesan pilgrims participate in 2019 March for Life
Observing the 46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade (USCCB)