Each day's intercession is accompanied by prayers, a short reflection, and suggested actions for novena participants to help build a culture of life.
“Regardless of political affiliation, we as Catholics believe in the miraculous power of prayer”
The pre-inauguration service included prayer, music, lighting of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool with 400 lights in honor of lives lost in the pandemic.
There will only be a small in-person presence this year; other events will happen in state capitols around the country, including Nashville
“This year as we commemorate the legacy of this great American, we remember especially Rev. King’s belief in nonviolence,” Archbishop Gomez wrote.
“It is long past time to abolish the death penalty from our state and federal laws,” USCCB chairmen said in a statement.
The archbishop stressed that in this “troubling moment, we must recommit ourselves to the values and principles of our democracy”
Online application now available at www.NashvilleStrong2021.org
Suspension was designed to protect “the laity and our clergy,” said Bishop Stika
Bishops say that connection to morally compromised cell lines is so remote and the public health situation is too grave to reject the vaccines.