Tuesday, January 22, 2008

National Day of Penance

In all the dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life. The Mass “For Peace and Justice” (no. 22 of the “Masses for Various Needs”) should be celebrated with violet vestments as an appropriate liturgical observance for this day. General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 373
It has been 35 years since the Supreme Court has decided the Roe versus Wade case*. A case, that turned out to have begun on a false premise, which is immaterial in this legal system, that legalized procured abortions. Norma McCorvey was the plaintiff and her original tale was fiction. In the years since, she had regretted her rôle. Her life story has been wrapped in this drama. While working for the abortion industry she became friendly with Operation Rescue. She was baptised by its national director, Flip Benham in Dallas, in 1995.
"After many months of prayer, and many worried nights, I am making the joyous announcement today that I have decided to join the Mother Church of Christianity--- by which I of course mean the Roman Catholic Church." ― Norma McCorvey, 1998.
She now runs a pro-life ministry, Crossing Over Ministry, previously called: Roe No More Ministry. How often have you read or heard, that Jane Roe is against abortion?

I am sure to-day, that, there will be a march in the District of Columbia concerning abortion. Will it be reported? Where the people are is not what, often, concerns corporate media, national or local. We have the right to speak and assemble.†
Doe vs. Bolton
† recognised and guaranteed, not created, by the first amendment of the Constitution

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