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Three groups hope one million people will recite the Rosary for life in October

WASHINGTON — Leaders of three U.S. Catholic organizations hope to have one million people pray and promote the daily rosary during the month of October for “an end to legal abortion in America and a wave of support for pregnant women,” according to their announcement on the joint effort.

The three leaders — Michael Warsaw, CEO of EWTN; Father Francis J. Hoffman, CEO of Relevant Radio; and Tim Busch, CEO of the Napa Institute, launched the joint effort on their organization’s respective websites.

In the American Catholic Church, October is observed as Honor Life Month and the first Sunday of the month is Honor Life Sunday, which this year is October 3.

In addition, the month of October each year is dedicated to the Rosary. The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on October 7.

“With the United States Supreme Court taking up the Dobbs case in December that could lead to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, judges will need the grace of wisdom and courage to face the issues honestly” , said the announcement of Warsaw, father Hoffmann and Busch.

On December 1, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in an appeal by Mississippi to uphold its ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, and the law’s supporters are urging the court to reconsider its previous rulings on abortion, including Roe c . Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide.

The CEOs said they hope many other Catholic organizations “will join this effort in praying and promoting the Daily Rosary in October for this intention, and thus mobilize millions of Americans in prayer.”

This year, Honor Life Month, promoted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, highlights the example of Saint Joseph as part of the Year of Saint Joseph declared by Pope Francis.

“As a faithful protector of Jesus and Mary,” St. Joseph is “a profound reminder of our own call to welcome, safeguard and defend God’s precious gift of human life,” Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann said. of Kansas City, Kan. , who is chair of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities.