COMMENT (By a soul):
I was sent this notice by a pro-life organization, which I am sharing with you all. I did not know that the faithful in the U.S. are called to fast on this day, January 22nd. I will have to be more vigilant about keeping this in upcoming years. God bless!
Day of Penance for Violations Against Human Life
47 Years Since Roe v. Wade
As a reminder, January 22nd (when not a Sunday) is a Day of Penance in the United States for violations against human life due to the disastrous Roe vs. Wade Court Decision. We must do penance and continue to work for the protection of the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death. We pray for the day this decision is overturned and all human life is protected from murder.
Don’t forget that January 22nd is an official day of Penance in the United States: “Day of Prayer and Penance for Life.” Cardinal William Keeler responded when asked if abstaining from meat today is required by saying: “It is not asked, but obliged by all the faithful under Church law. This time it cannot be substituted with acts of charity or service… I hope the pastors informed their parishioners of this from the pulpit last Sunday!…”