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Cardinal encourages Catholics to take part in novena of prayer, penance for life

January 16, 2014

Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, chairman of the United Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, encouraged Catholics to take part in a novena of prayer, penance, and pilgrimage (January 18-26) around the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

“By our participation in these 9 Days for Life, as we call upon the Lord for the healing and conversion of our nation and those impacted by the culture of death, we are also reminded -- through the very act of prayer -- of our beautiful dependence on God and His deep love for each of us,” he said.


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