9 Days of Prayer and Penance for Life

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked all Catholics to offer special prayers and sacrifices from January 18 through January 26 to foster a culture of life.

From the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

"On January 22 our nation will mark the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal throughout the U.S.

"Since that tragic decision, more than 55 million children's lives have been lost to abortion, and many suffer that loss -- often in silence. 

"Join thousands of Catholics across the country coming together in prayer for a 'culture of life' from Saturday, January 18 -  Sunday, January 26!"

To download the novena from the Bishops' website click here.