40 Days for Life Campaign Revamping
40 Days for Life - September 28-November 6, 2016
40 Days for Life is the most successful international pro-life campaign and has inspiring statistics to support its life-affirming efforts, including 68 babies saved during our Hartford campaigns. The Archdiocese of Hartford plans to continue its participation but not in the Fall of 2016. A new approach with new ideas and new leaders will be introduced in 2017. Archbishop Leonard P. Blair has endorsed this decision.
The Hartford GYN Center is still very much involved in the abortion business and although we are not officially participating in the campaign, praying at the abortion clinic is very much encouraged; however, NO 40 DAYS FOR LIFE SIGNS should be used as those signs are reserved for registered campaigns. Please adhere to this restriction. Simple signs with "Pray to End Abortion" are acceptable, but none referring to 40 Days for Life.
Adoration in parishes is also very important during the campaign. As much prayer as possible is needed for the campaign and for all involved. Please make every effort to hold Adoration as often as possible during the campaign.
God bless you for your continued pro-life prayers and labors.
Mary Lou Peters
Archdiocese of Hartford
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Associate Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia
May He Rest in Peace
“We are gathered here because of one man, a man known personally to many of us, known only by reputation to many more; a man loved by many, scorned by others; a man known for great controversy and for great compassion.”
After a theatrical pause, he added: “That man, of course, is Jesus of Nazareth.”
Thus the Reverend Paul Scalia, son of Justice Antonin Scalia, began the homily at his father’s funeral. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was laid to rest on February 20, 2016 following a Mass of Christian burial at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. We join millions of Americans and others around the world who respected him as a Catholic man of God, a husband, a father of nine, and Supreme Court Justice.
Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin G. Scalia died February 13, 2016, having served on the Supreme Court from 1986 until his death. Justice Scalia was a brilliant and unequivocal defender of the Constitution of the United States of America, of religious liberty, traditional marriage and of the dignity of human life, in all its stages and conditions. His jurisprudence will long be regarded among the finest in upholding the Constitution and Christian values in the United States.
May Justice Antonin Scalia rest in peace and may his family find comfort in the many prayers and kindnesses offered on the Justice’s behalf and his family.
The Reverend Paul Scalia’s homily can be found here.
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