Washington D.C., Jul 30, 2018 / 02:00 am
A Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life is being led by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Catholics are being encouraged to take part ahead of the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.
The novena will be prayed each Friday between August 3 and September 28. The initiative is part of the USCCB's ongoing Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty.
Every Friday, those who have signed up to the Call to Prayer program will receive the day's prayer intentions by email or text message.
Senate confirmation hearings are set to begin in September, and there are expectations that Kavanaugh could be confirmed by the time the Supreme Court begins its next session in October. Kavanaugh's nomination was welcomed by Catholics and pro-life groups who hope he could form part of a majority on the court in favor of overturning controversial abortion decisions like Roe v. Wade.