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U.S Catholic Bishops: On Friday, Pray & Fast for SCOTUS and 'Overturning of Roe v. Wade'

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(CNS News) — Given the protests, disruptions of church services, and some calls for violence against Supreme Court justices because of the leaked opinion by Justice Samuel Alito arguing for the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is calling on the faithful to pray and fast this Friday, May 13. 

The bishops also specifically asked the faithful to pray for the overturning of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and for the conversion of people who support abortion.

“In response to the leak of a draft opinion in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, some abortion advocates are calling for nationwide demonstrations, disruptions of church services, and the personal intimidation of specific Supreme Court justices,” said the USCCB. 

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, president of

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