As we know, the Court’s decision will not end abortion in our country. In Texas, where laws protecting the unborn are relatively robust, much work will remain, as we increase our assistance to mothers and families and continue working for just laws to strengthen support for parents and children.
“I congratulate the Most Reverend Robert McElroy, Bishop of San Diego on his elevation to the College of Cardinals. He will bring the concerns of justice and pastoral accompaniment to the work of the College, which will enrich the Church in the United States. My prayers are with Cardinal-Elect McElroy and the Church in San Diego.”
The final decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, currently under review by the Supreme Court, may significantly alter the legal framework established by Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion throughout the nation in 1973.
Holy Week is an invitation to come to Jesus, who is the Father’s mercy turned towards the world. Even for isolated humans or those at the margins, it is a week when the Christian community speaks of welcome, return and embrace, like the embrace of the Prodigal Son in St. Luke’s beautiful parable. We are loved and “loved to the end” by our humble Lord and Savior, Jesus.
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