Roe v. Wade Overturned

On Friday, June 24, 2022, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the United States Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision allowing for legalized abortion. FGR administration sent the following message to school families commemorating the historic decision.

Dear FGR Community,

Could it be more fitting that the constitutional right to abortion in America would end on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus? As Pope St. John Paul II so beautifully exhorted, “In that Divine Heart beats God’s infinite love for everyone, for each one of us individually.” The Sacred Heart of Jesus beats for—and died for—each one of us individually. Isn’t that incredible? Jesus died for the 63M+ children aborted in America since 1973. Jesus also died for each mother and father who have suffered abortion. Jesus’ Most Sacred Heart breaks for them and desires to heal their wounded hearts. As Christians, we know that Jesus also died for all the lawmakers, doctors, nurses, technicians, escorts, and every other person involved in the abortion industry. Jesus’ Most Sacred Heart waits desperately to pour out His mercy on anyone seeking His love and forgiveness.

On this most historic of days, we give all glory and praise to Jesus for His Most Sacred Heart, for His love. We honor all those who have prayed, fasted, marched, counseled, fostered, adopted, and defended life in many other ways over the past 49 years. We beg Jesus’ healing for all those suffering the effects of abortion and we pray for His mercy on all those involved in the abortion industry. While the fight on the federal level has come to an end, the fight in individual states begins anew. Let us strengthen our resolve as we take the fight for the life and dignity of every human being from conception to natural death to the state legislature. Let us redouble our prayers, our fasting, and our acts of charity as we seek to model the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary to the world!

Joyful in hope and joined in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,

Joe Jordano

Christopher Dotson

Fr. Ryan Riley

“Our goal has never been simply to make abortion illegal. Our goal is to make it unthinkable.” – Archbishop Alexander Sample, Portland, Oregon.

“We rejoice in this latest step in our journey, but our work is not done. Locally and nationally, we still have more to do to advance the dignity of human life and to make sure that the full range of life issues are adequately addressed. This includes supporting pregnant women in making life-affirming choices, providing better availability of prenatal and postnatal care for children and their mothers, advocating for affordable child care and safe schools, and advancing policies that support mothers in school and in the workforce. We must also recognize that a life-affirming ethic should also draw attention to a host of other areas that should be of great concern to humanity. This includes revoking the death penalty and caring for the imprisoned; addressing all forms of injustice, including racism; caring for the poor, the sick, elderly, and vulnerable; and advancing a greater recognition of our calling in the entire spectrum of human relationships to be brothers and sisters to one another.” – Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Washington

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