On January 22, the annual Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, the Church calls us to pray for an end to abortion as we support building a culture of life that reminds the world that through the grace of God all human life is made in his image, destined to live forever and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, reminds us not to grow weary in our protection of the unborn, “While attacks against human life seem to grow ever more numerous and callous, we know that Christ has conquered sin and death. Through our Christian hope in the resurrection, we are given the grace to persevere in faith.”
I invite all people of goodwill to join me in prayer at our annual Mass for Life on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland.
I encourage everyone to pray that the world grows in its respect for life from conception to natural death and build awareness reaffirming the Gospel teaching about the gift of life. May our common efforts to bring about a world in which every life is protected and cherished be fruitful as we all cling to Christ, our hope.