For most of us, the world we live in today is not the world we grew up in. Our culture has advanced from pushing God to the sidelines, to now becoming ever more anti-Christian. Our spiritual battle for the protection of the defenseless is facing more and more threats and attacks. Standing up for Life, against a fierce opponent, Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider has become increasingly difficult. The future of our civilization depends upon Christians living out our faith publicly. And this is why we pray for an end to abortion outside our region’s Planned Parenthood facility.
You can help bring God back into the public square by joining in with our Diocesan brothers and sisters and peacefully praying in front of the Norwich Planned Parenthood abortion facility during our 40 Day Campaign, September 22nd to October 31st. But we don’t need to wait until this fall, we can begin right now. Petitioning for an end to abortion ought to be an included intention in our daily prayers.
We launch this year’s campaign with a Pro-Life Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick on Tuesday, September 21st, at 7 PM. Look for parish announcements in the coming weeks for your parish’s adopted day and sign-up and call your parish office to get in touch with your parish’s Pro-Life representative. Please consider expressing your interest in further helping organize your parish’s participation. Visit our website at - Norwichdiocese.org/40daysforlife
Our public prayerful presence shows our compassion toward those who may find themselves in a very stressful situation. 40 Days participation is also about Praying for the Changing of Mother’s Hearts and Minds - TO CHOOSE LIFE! Together, we can stand-up and pray for our world to return to the ideals in which we grew up, where the beauty, dignity, and sanctity of every human life had been, and forever should be - Valued and Protected! Thank you, God Bless and we hope to see you soon, praying out on the sidewalk, at 12 Case Street, in Norwich.
Fr. Brain Maxwell