Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco called for Christians to be the “moral conscience” of society during a Mass marking the end of a novena against an upcoming abortion bill.
From August 3 to August 11, Californian dioceses and archdioceses prayed a novena for the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe to defeat a measure approved by the state Senate, S.B. 24, which would require state college and university health centres to stock medication abortion pills.
The state Assembly was expected to take up the bill soon after the Legislature returns from its recess on August 12.
In his homily for the 9 am Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral, the archbishop spoke about the culture of death’s expression in society and how Christians can respond to it.