CV NEWS FEED // CatholicVote President Brian Burch called on parishes to pray in adoration during the leadup to the Supreme Court’s Dec. 1 hearing of oral arguments in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. Within 24 hours, more than 1,000 Catholics had signed their parishes up.
CatholicVote created a new page Wednesday (CatholicVote.org/Dobbs) with “information about the pro-life Mississippi law at the heart of the upcoming Supreme Court case, and answers to some of the questions CatholicVote members have been asking us.”
“But this isn’t just an education campaign,” wrote Burch in an email to supporters:
[We] are calling on Catholics across the country to join together in Eucharistic adoration on the eve of December 1 — the day when the Supreme Court hears the landmark pro-life case Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health.
Burch encouraged Catholics to contact their bishops and pastors and ask that they “make Eucharistic adoration widely available, because this will be a historic moment for our country, and we need God’s help.”
“This court could completely reset abortion legislation nationwide, empowering whole states to once again decide for themselves how they choose to protect life,” said Burch in a video message. “As Catholics, we know better than to take that possibility for granted. To paraphrase St. Augustine: Work like everything depends on you, and pray like everything depends on God.”
While CatholicVote and others in the pro-life movement have worked hard to rally support around pro-life judges, political candidates, and policies, Burch says, Catholics know their efforts still rely on God.
“If your parish has an adoration time available November 30 – December 1, you can let other Catholics know by adding the information to our clearinghouse page,” Burch wrote.
“Together, let’s light up the whole map,” Burch said, “and make sure that while the justices of our nation’s high court are preparing to decide the future of abortion in America, the nation’s Catholics are where they should be: on our knees before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, praying for justice, and for life.”
CatholicVote launched this campaign Wednesday evening. Within 24 hours, 1,050 respondents had already registered to participate.
Readers can find more information about the effort, and sign up to participate themselves, by clicking here.