‘9 Days for Life’ is underway

WASHINGTON - Catholics nationwide are praying “9 Days for Life,” the annual pro-life novena that began this year on Jan.19.

This pro-life novena is an opportunity for recollection and reparation in observation of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade—the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal throughout the United States.

Sponsored by the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, “9 Days for Life” began in 2013 in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. This is the 10th year the novena is taking place.

The overarching intention of the novena is the end to abortion. Each daily intention highlights a related topic and is accompanied by a reflection, educational information, and suggested daily actions. The novena encompasses the annual Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children on January 22.

For more information and resources, visit the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ pro-life website at https://www.respectlife.org/