Starting today, Priests for Life is conducting a prayer novena in preparation for January 22, the sad observance of the Roe vs. Wade decision which legalized child-killing in the United States throughout pregnancy. This prayer, which you can find at priestsforlife.org, asks the grace of mercy and conversion upon our nation, that the killing may cease, and that those who have been involved in abortion may find healing. We need to be spiritually prepared for January 22. Many preparations are being made for marches, parish activities, and other events to commemorate this day. Let us prepare spiritually as well. Go to priestsforlife.org to sign up for the novena and download the prayer. The bishops have designated January 22 as a day of penance. Let us prepare well for it through this novena.