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Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Where: San Fernando Cathedral - 115 W Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

Categories: Archdiocese, Life, Justice, and Peace, Pastoral Ministries



January 22 is the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decisions that legalized abortion throughout our nation. Each year, all dioceses in the United States are called to observe a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.


2021 Respect Life Mass


Sunday, January 17, 2021

San Fernando Cathedral (115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 -- Directions)

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 373, designates the anniversary of Roe v. Wade on January 22 as a particular day of prayer and penance called the "Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children”. It is 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.

Join Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S., either in person at  San Fernando Cathedral or online by Facebook livestream to pray and ask for God’s mercy on this important intention during the 2021 Respect Life Mass on Sunday, January 17th at 10:00 am.


Resources


Learn

To learn more about the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children  click here.


Pray

Sign up here to pray with Catholics from all over the country for the legal protection of the unborn during the 9 Days for Life novena on January 21-29, 2021. 9 Days for Life is a novena promoted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life.


Act

For suggestions on actions you can take to advance the cause of life in the context of this anniversary, click here.


Culture of Life


linkFor further resources and opportunities to PRAY, LEARN, and ACT on the life issues, visit our Culture of Life Archdiocesan website.