It is hard to believe that so many years have gone by and how many innocent children have been denied their right to life since that tragic decision of January 22, 1973. At that time, the Executive Director of the Texas Catholic Congress predicted that the Supreme Court decision would generate the greatest grassroots protest in the nation’s history. He may well be correct.
Generations of seemingly powerless politicians have used the issue as a political crutch that mysteriously disappeared once elected. However, bus loads of people continue travel to Washington marches each year.
The crusade, once primarily a Catholic issue, has grown into an inter-faith cause. Such will be the case on Saturday when Catholics will rally for life. The Rosary will be prayed at the Southwestern late-term abortion clinic at 10 AM, and at 1 PM priests of the diocese will join me in concelebrating the Roe Memorial bilingual Mass.
The Mass previously celebrated at the Cathedral has been moved to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center to accommodate the many Catholics who join us from all over the region. After Mass, we will march to the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse for an Ecumenical Rally.
I invite all people of all faiths to join in this pilgrimage to defend the civil rights of innocent children.