Dear Brothers and Sisters, as you may already be aware, bills are moving forward in our state on the issue of taxpayer-funded abortion. I invite the Catholics of Rhode Island and all people of good will to remember the foundational importance of the God-given right to life and our sacred duty to protect and nurture the young, the most vulnerable among us.
Let us pray that our elected representatives will seek to defend all human life, and to protect the conscience rights of Rhode Islanders who believe in the sanctity of each and every human person. Let us also pray for God’s mercy upon us; may the Lord Jesus Christ give our hearts an ever-wider sense of compassion.
St. John Paul II, defender of the sanctity and beauty of life, pray for us. Amen.