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Respect Life

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Over 30 years ago a court decision was rendered which legalized abortion throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy.  This decision, Roe v. Wade, is the reason over 1 million abortions have been committed in the U.S. each year

To help stop the anti-life push around the world, the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen encouraged the spiritual adoption of an unborn child.  This is done by praying that the one particular but unknown child’s life be spared abortion and be allowed to continue to live.

To help accomplish this, it was recommended an individual say the following daily prayer for a period of nine months.

Bishop Fulton Sheen's Spiritual Adoption of Unborn baby

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,

I love you very much.

I beg you to save the life of the unborn baby

that I have spiritually adopted,

and is in danger

of abortion.


Mary, our Mother in Heaven,

pray for us,

and especially for your little ones

in danger of abortion!


You are called to stand up for life!  To respect and defend the mystery of life always and everywhere, including the lives of unborn babies, giving real help and encouragement to mothers in difficult situations.  You are called to work and pray against abortion.  ~  Saint Pope John Paul II

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RCDA Marian Consecration & Renewal with or a Marian Consecration book of your choiceBishop Ed is inviting everyone in the diocese to join him in a 33-day preparation period beginning around Thursday, November 5, 2020. The preparation will culminate with the renewed Consecration to Jesus through Mary at our cathedral on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (holy day of obligation) Tuesday, December 8 at 12:15 PM. Please join via Livestream: rcda.org/Livestream or find the recording later at your convenience on the diocesan YouTube channel. Do not worry if you begin the preparation late or fall behind on chapters. Simply catch up when you can. Please check out rcda.org/marianconsecration for more information. Thank you!