Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Protection of the Unborn Mass

I am offering Mass this Saturday 10th March at 12 noon for the protection of the unborn, as part of the Latin Mass Society prayer campaign. Very suitably, Mass will be that of Our Lady on a Saturday with the second collects for the English Martyrs. Our Lady as Mother and the Martyrs who gave their lives in defence of the values of the Faith seem a natural setting for our prayers in this area. It is also the day before Mothering Sunday.

The LMS Representative writes:

As you may know, the Irish government has confirmed that it will hold a referendum on reform of the country’s strict anti-abortion laws by the end of May. It has agreed to give voters in the republic the chance to repeal the eighth amendment to the country’s constitution.

It has also decided to ask the electorate to endorse enabling powers to allow parliament to draw up a new law that would eventually permit abortions in Irish hospitals up to 12 weeks into pregnancy.

The LMS Officers and Committee agreed, in conjunction with the Latin Mass Society of Ireland and Una Voce Scotland, to appeal for Masses and prayers to be said for the retention of the Eighth amendment and the protection of the unborn in Ireland.

Here in the Liverpool Archdiocese Masses will be offered at St Anthony’s, Scotland Road, on the Saturdays of Lent at 12.30 pm, following the parish Stations of the Cross at 11 a.m. 

The 12 noon Mass at St Catherine Laboure, Farington, on 10th March will also be offered for this intention.

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