While the Summa Mamas do not live in the Diocese of Dallas, we do live right next door. We were honored to be asked to join in with this, and we gladly do so:
A Joint Statement
By Catholic bloggers of the Dallas area
Is there a phrase more infamous than “Roe versus Wade”?
The principal people involved in this most infamous legal case were from Dallas. “Roe” is a pseudonym for Dallas resident Norma McCorvey. Henry Wade was the Dallas district attorney who filed the original charges in the case.
It all began here – in our home town, where we raise our families, where we go to church, where we live, and love, and learn, and work.
We are three bloggers who also live in the Dallas area. We are deeply committed to ending abortion in this country. To that end, we have committed ourselves to the following: On each First Friday for the next eleven months, we will fast and pray for the intention of ending abortion. This will culminate at the annual Dallas March for Life in January of 2008, where we will join our bishop and the faithful of this city in marching to the courthouse where Roe was originally argued.
We ask anyone reading these words to join us. Fast and pray with us each First Friday, no matter how far removed you are from Dallas, for an end to abortion. We especially ask other Dallas area bloggers and residents to join us, at least in spirit.
We will not win this battle in the courts. We will not win this battle in the media. We will not win this battle in any earthly way. We will only win through prayer, fasting, and devotion to Christ.
It began here. Let it end here.
Jesus, we trust in you.
Joining the Battle:
Tomorrow, we will begin our First Friday devotions. I will dedicate my hour of Adoration to this. Micki will dedicate the diapers she has to change and the clothes she has to wash. We'll remind you tomorrow, but please join us in praying for an end to violence against our smallest and most helpless.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.