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Bishop Jeffrey J. Walsh prayerfully responds to the passing of the Proposal 3 amendment to the Michigan State Constitution:

“The passing of Proposal 3 in the state of Michigan is a tremendous sorrow for all who recognize the dignity of the human person, created in God’s image and likeness from the first moment of conception. I want to thank everyone who made efforts and gave resources to defeat Proposal 3. The pro-life movement has proven resilient in the past, and we will muster the strength to persevere in defending life in new, yet unforeseen ways in the future. As disciples of Christ, our mission must always be to receive life as a gift from God, heal those broken by the sin of abortion, and walk with moms in need. It is our sincere hope that, despite unjust civil laws, people will choose to follow divine law, and therein find their true happiness.”

Bishop Walsh invites the faithful to participate in a Day of Fasting and Prayer in reparation for sins against the Fifth Commandment on Friday November 18, 2022. 


Day of Fasting and Prayer

Friday, November 18 from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Day of fasting and prayer in reparation for sins against the Fifth Commandment

A voluntary (not obligatory) day of fasting and prayer in the reparation for sins against the Fifth Commandment (Thou shalt not Kill) will take place in the Diocese of Gaylord on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022.

In our Catholic tradition, every Friday is a remembrance of the day our Lord suffered and died for our sins. In solidarity with our Lord’s cross, Bishop Walsh invites the faithful to offer a voluntary fast and prayers to “make up for what is lacking” in the Lord’s suffering (Col.1:24). In particular, the passing of Proposal 3, which will enshrine an artificial “right” to abortion in the Michigan State Constitution, cries out for reparation. Fasting from a favorite food or snack and offering a devotion like the rosary or divine mercy chaplet, or ideally going to daily Friday Mass, will unite us to God in His promise that we will have life and have it to the full.

St. Mary Cathedral Parish and School, Diocese of Gaylord, Gaylord, Michigan

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