January is a very important Respect Life month, and here are several highlights:
Joe Scheidler is one of the great pro-life heroes in America and a brief bio can be found here: https://prolifeaction.org/wp-content/uploads/docs/JoeIntro.pdf.
January 22 Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
In all the Dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 is observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion. As individuals, we are called to observe this day through the penitential practices of prayer, fasting and/or giving alms. Parishes are encouraged to celebrate a special Mass on January 22.
Then there is Safe Haven Sunday, coming on March 10, 2019, the First Sunday of Lent, sponsored by the Office for Marriage and Family Life. This diocesan and parish initiative will educate about and confront the plague of pornography with a hope-filled message of healing and grace. See complete information at diolc.org/marriage/safe-haven-sunday and please spread the word.
Finally, watch a must-see video interview with the actress starring in “Unplanned,” the movie about converted former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson - inspiring! Let’s pray that the movie gets into lots of theaters and touches many thousands of hearts! Stay tuned as we work to get it in theaters around the diocese.