The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has a plan for prayer in the upcoming days starting tomorrow. Nine Days for Life will be an opportunity for us to pray for a deeper respect for life from conception through natural death. This novena of prayer runs from January 17 through January 25. You can find information and resources on the USCCB website.
I know that many in the St. Louis area make the trek to Washington, D.C. each year. Here in Wyoming we have a significant group from the Wyoming Catholic College making the trek to the West Coast Walk in California. Of course, we have a march to the state capitol right here in Cheyenne as well. Wherever you are, please get involved. Most of all, continue to pray the we as a nation come to understand the dignity and value of each human life. Being made in the image and likeness of God is not to be taken lightly. If we believe that we are "temples of the Holy Spirit," it is time our actions start reflecting that sacred dignity.