Saturday, January 22, 2011

"A Day of Penance"

On this 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, legalizing abortion on these shores, the liturgical norms offer all that need be said:
In all the dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 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.
PHOTO: Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times