For forty years I loathed that generation,Today is the 35th Anniversary of Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court decision allowing abortion throughout all 9 months of pregnancy in the United States. Yes, abortion is legal through the 9th month of pregnancy here, a fact that many in the U.S. don't even realize.
And said they are a people who err in their heart,
And they do not know My ways.
Therefore I swore in My anger,
Truly they shall not enter into My rest.
The U.S. Bishops have designated today a day of penance for the sin of taking pre-born life.
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.Sweet Jesus, have mercy on us.
General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 373