Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
Today is the annual Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, a day on which the U.S. Bishops have instructed us to pray for the protection of the unborn and to do penance in reparation for acts of abortion.
According to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 373:
In all the Dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday) shall be 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.
Let us join with the Bishops in prayer and penance, imploring God’s mercy upon our nation and the world for this terrible crime, and invoking Our Lady’s aid in bringing an end to abortion and the culture of death and restoring a culture of life.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Unborn, pray for us!
January 22, 2018