Please join the Bishops of California in a Novena to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary to Defeat Proposition 1 from Sept. 29 through Oct. 7 – the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Register today and select "send me text alerts or email" to receive a bishop’s reflection video that will accompany each day of the novena. The California Catholic Conference also has resources available in English and Spanish (other languages soon) to assist your parish in raising awareness and encouraging voter registration and participation this fall. Proposition 1 would enshrine the explicit right to abortion in our state constitution, setting a nationwide precedent. It is the most egregious expansion of abortion this country has ever seen, far beyond Roe, and will likely cost taxpayers millions as it is challenged in court. Sign Up Today Daily Novena Prayer Novena to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary to Defeat Proposition 1 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, ✠ and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Our dearest Mother Mary, behold us, your children, as we humbly come in prayer before you. In you, the Author of Life assumed the fullness of human nature, redeeming us by sacrificing his life for our salvation, obtaining for us participation in eternal life through the Holy Spirit. With you, we treasure every human life created in God’s image, and we grieve for any action or social structure that undermines that dignity. We come before you today, led by the Holy Spirit and united as one family in your Son, to offer this Novena as a spiritual bouquet, with confidence in the power of your intercession before our Almighty God and Father. May he hear and grant our earnest request that the hearts of voters in our state be moved to reject and defeat Proposition 1, and may we be guided by the Holy Spirit to rebuild and strengthen a culture of life in the hearts and minds of all we encounter. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. 2. Meditate on the Daily Theme with our Bishops 3. Conclude by reciting a decade of the Rosary Vote No On Prop 1 on November 8th!