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December 1st is a Red-Letter Day

Dear Diocesan Friends:

As you know, today, December 1, is a red-letter day in the ongoing drama of Roe v Wade.

The Justices of the Supreme Court will begin hearings on the case entitled Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health.

The substance of the case, as I understand it, is this:  The State of Mississippi has passed a law making abortion illegal after the fifteenth (15th) week of gestation. This runs counter to the Roe v Wade ruling that no state may make abortion illegal prior to the twenty-fourth (24th) week.

This is a landmark case!

It will not be simply a matter of quibbling about the nine weeks! (You and I know that human life, human personhood, begin at conception.)

What we are hoping for and praying for is that Roe v Wade will be reversed, consigned to the dustbin of history, as having been based on mere judicial fiat, without any basis in science or truth.

Perhaps you know that even the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was thoroughly pro-abortion, was of the opinion that Roe v Wade was poorly decided, simply on the basis of law.

We will probably not know the Court’s decision until June of 2022, but we may get some hints today, from the Justices’ manner of questioning, as to which way the various Justices may be leaning.

Let us pray and, if you are of a mind to do so, let us do some sort of fasting/penance that a majority of the Justices will come down on the side of life.


Dear Lord, please help us to put an end to the evil of legalized abortion.

Help us, help our fellow citizens, help our Supreme Court Justices, and all government officials  to realize that, without the right to live, no other right is even possible.

Convert our hearts and minds, dear Lord!. 

Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison!


Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

St. Joseph, foster-father of Jesus, pray for us!

St. Gianna Beretta Molla, pray for us!

St. Thomas More, pray for us!

All you holy Angels and Saints, pray for us!

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