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Photo: Mass for Life 2018, Cathedral of Saint AndrewOn Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, our nation marked the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion in our country.

Bishop David Walkowiak encouraged all people of the diocese to observe that day as a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. 

Mass for Life with Bishop Walkowiak

As part of the observance, Bishop Walkowiak presided at a Mass for Life Jan. 22, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, an opportunity for us as Catholics to reaffirm our commitment to the Gospel of life and to the protection of all human life from conception to natural death. A reception was held following the Mass.

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Plenary Indulgence for March for Life 2018 participants

Christian faithful who participated in the 2018 March for Life were given the opportunity to receive a plenary Indulgence. In order to receive the Indulgence while attending the March for Life pilgrims must be detached from sin, pray for the pope’s intentions and, within a few days, make a sacramental confession and receive the Eucharist.
 
The elderly, sick, and those unable to leave home were also able to receive the plenary Indulgence if they fulfilled the same requirements as those of the pilgrims while spiritually joining themselves to the March and offering prayers and their own physical sufferings to God.
 
If you were not able to complete all of the requirements necessary for a plenary Indulgence you may still be granted a partial Indulgence. 

Nine Days for Life - Four Ways to Participate!

Your prayers matter; Your sacrifices make a difference
Since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision 45 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. 18-26. Click the link for details or to receive the daily novena in English and Spanish each day by email, text message, or through their app.

Additional resources & information:

Respect Life Ministry in our diocese
Diocesan pilgrims to participate in 2018 March for Life
2018 March for Life, Washington, D.C.

From the USCCB:
U.S. Bishops Office of Pro-Life Activities
 
Observing the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade