Novena to Defeat Senate Bill 24
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I would like to bring to your attention a novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe in which dioceses across our California will begin praying on August 3rd. In a special way, this novena will commend all young college-age women and unborn children to the protection of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the unborn. Praying this novena will serve as an opportunity to join the struggle of women who feel the pressure to abort their children, and witness to the love and support these women and children have in the Church. May all women and unborn children find safety, support, and welcome in the Church.
The novena will also serve to raise particular awareness against SB 24. This state senate bill seeks to mandate all California state university health clinics to dispense abortion-inducing medications. As my brother bishop, Jaime Soto of Sacramento, has said, “The womb should not become a tomb for any child anywhere in our state. Women and children deserve better.” Universities should especially be safe harbors for young women and their unborn children.
I urge all the faithful to commend our young women and unborn children to the loving care of Our Lady of Guadalupe, especially during this novena beginning August 3rd. As we joined in defense of the Seal of Confession against SB 360, may we unite with the assistance of the Blessed Mother in the defense of the most vulnerable in society against SB 24.
Be assured that I will be united to you in prayer, especially during this special novena.
Yours in Christ,
Most Rev. Oscar Cantú
Oppose the Bill that Requires
Medicated Abortions on Campus
STOP SB 24
Tell lawmakers not to mandate abortion medication on college campuses
All Urged to Pray Novena
to Defeat Senate Bill 24
August 3 – 11
Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe
Virgin of Guadalupe,
Mother of the Christ Child and Patroness
of all unborn children,
We implore your intercession
for the defeat of Senate Bill 24
and for the protection of all human life.
Guide our public officials to see the tragedy
and the injustice of abortion and to defend
each and every human life through just laws.
Inspire us all to bring our faith into public life,
to speak for those who have no voice.
We ask this in the name of your Son,
Jesus Christ, who is Love and Mercy itself.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be