Do not Sign Pro-abortion Campaign in Arizona

03-03-2024Letter from the PastorFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Millions of dollars from the pro-abortion industry are flooding into Arizona from out of State. This includes paying workers to collect signatures in front of grocery stores and other public locations for an amendment to our State Constitution.

We urge the citizens of Arizona not to sign or endorse this signature campaign.

The goal of the signature campaign is to enshrine a constitutional right to unrestricted abortion in Arizona. What makes a constitutional amendment especially grave is that our own Arizona Legislators could lose the ability to regulate abortion in any way, leaving us with the potential for fully unrestricted abortion.

The proposed amendment would put women and girls at risk by no longer requiring the use of a qualified medical doctor as well as by removing safety standards for abortion clinics. By eliminating current parental consent laws, mothers and fathers would be left out of decision- making when their minor daughter needs them the most. Too, the proposed amendment would allow for painful late-term abortions and open the door to taxpayer funding of them.
While the effort claims to be moderate in nature, its vague language would make Arizona one of the most extreme states in terms of abortion. We believe that even many of those who support abortion in limited instances would find the proposed Constitutional amendment extreme and misleading.

Arizonans deserve far better than the measures being proposed in this signature campaign. We humbly ask for your prayers that this signature campaign will fail and that mothers and their babies will be kept alive and safe.

Again, we urge the citizens of Arizona not to sign when approached by these paid canvassers in front of stores or public locations.

Most Rev. John P. Dolan - Bishop of Phoenix
Most Rev. Edward J. Weisenburger - Bishop of Tucson
Most Rev. James S. Wall - Bishop of Gallup
Most Rev. Eduardo Nevares - Auxiliary Bishop of Phoenix

9 Month For Life Novena To Our Lady Of Guadalupe - February to October 2024

For the protection of all human life from its conception until its natural death/for growth in virtue/for perseverance of respect life leaders and advocates/and for intentional respect life formation to help us discern and act responsibly in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Novena Prayer:
Virgin of Guadalupe, Patroness of unborn children, we implore your intercession for every child at risk of abortion. Help expectant parents to welcome from God the priceless gift of their child's life. Console parents who have lost that gift through abortion, and lead them to forgiveness and healing through the Divine Mercy of your Son. Teach us to cherish and to care for family and friends until God calls them home. Help us never to see others as burdens. Guide our public officials 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. Amen.

Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Life In Action:

  • Participate in parish respect life events and activities
  • Offer a respect life Holy Hour, Mass and/or Rosary
  • Do a good deed and advocate for the most vulnerable - the unborn, the pregnant mother in need, the elderly, the sick, the terminally ill, the poorest of the poor
  • Volunteer at a pregnancy center, or at a senior living center
  • Join the 40 Days for Life prayer campaign
  • Attend respect life formation opportunities
  • Do an act of reparation - offer something up