June 24, 2022
The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
To the Faithful of the Diocese of Lake Charles
My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
On this historic day, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, we offer thanksgiving to our Heavenly Father for the Supreme Court’s decision in support of human life, consistent with the Constitution of this nation. For many decades we have prayed for this moment. We have advocated for human life through the March for Life, on the local, state, and national levels, as well as many other initiatives. At the same time, we must realize that the struggle to advance a greater respect for human life is not over. We must continue to support expectant mothers, their children, and all who struggle to choose life. We remain committed to supporting all persons in crisis.
I would ask that you join me in prayers of thanksgiving and that your pastors offer to their parishioners some occasion in the near future for a communal act of thanksgiving. We commend our intentions to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
With Blessings to you and your families, I remain
Sincerely yours in Our Lord,