Respect for Life
Bishop supports 40 Days for Life
To all priests, deacons and laity of the Diocese of Oakland and to all people of good will:
God is the author of all life. "Every child growing within the mother's womb is part of the eternal loving plan of God the Father: 'Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you'" Jer 1:5) (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, 168).
Sadly, in our country an innocent human life can be snuffed out while still in the womb. I invite you to get involved in the effort to help mothers and fathers struggling with a difficult pregnancy to know they have support and an alternative to abortion. Join in a peaceful, prayerful vigil during 40 Days for Life in Walnut Creek and in Hayward beginning Sept. 28.
For further information please visit 40DaysforLife.com/walnut-creek or email FriendsForLifeTriValley@gmail.com. For registration information for the Hayward campaign go to 40DaysforLife.com/local-campaigns/Hayward.
Thank you for your prayerful consideration. Be assured of my prayers for you.
Sincerely in Christ,
Bishop Michael Barber, SJ
Diocese of Oakland
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