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Bishop Malooly encourages ‘Call to Prayer’ for protection of human life

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Bishop Malooly is encouraging "Call to Prayer." (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Bishop Malooly is urging Catholics in the Diocese of Wilmington to join “Call to Prayer,” an initiative of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that seeks a fair and open nomination process for the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

“As soon as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, pro-abortion groups began lobbying the U.S. Senate to reject any nominee who does not promise to endorse Roe v. Wade,” Bishop Malooly said in a letter to priests of the diocese. “We should raise grave concerns about a confirmation process that is being grossly distorted by efforts to subject judicial nominees to a litmus test for support for abortion. And we must pray.”

As part of the USCCB Call to Prayer, participants can receive weekly prayer reminders by text message or email. In addition to the current invitation to fast on Fridays, participants will be encouraged to pray one Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for this intention and will receive important facts about how Roe is not health care, is bad law, and fails women.

The weekly moment of prayer for the legal protection of human life will be encouraged through the end of September.