Bishop Earl Boyea is calling upon all Catholics within the Diocese of Lansing to observe a day of prayer and fasting upon Wednesday, December 1, as the US Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which could, Deo volente, hasten the end of Roe v. Wade and legalized abortion in the United States.
“Bishop Boyea’s announcement of a day of prayer and fasting is wonderful news as the campaign to abolish abortion is, at root, a spiritual battle between a civilization of love and a culture of death,” said Jenny Ingles, Director of Fertility and Life Ministries for the Diocese of Lansing, November 19.
“Hence we need to employ spiritual means in order to finally prevail and win victory for the unborn, their mothers, fathers, families and the common good of all in the United States.”
This case before the Supreme Court on December 1 is a challenge to Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, which prohibits all abortions, with few exceptions, after 15 weeks. In order to uphold the democratically approved law, the State of Mississippi is seeking to overturn the two historic legal decisions which underpin America’s current abortion regime: Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992)
On December 1, Saint Mary Cathedral in Lansing will host Eucharistic Adoration from 9am to 6pm with the Holy Rosary at 10am; Holy Mass at 12.05pm; and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3pm. Today, Bishop Boyea issued an e-mail to the priests of the Diocese of Lansing suggesting they consider following suit within their own parishes.
In the meantime, the Diocese of Lansing’s Office of Marriage & Family Life has created a web page containing various resources relating to the Dobbs case: https://www.dioceseoflansing.org/Dobbs