The following comes from a March 21 posting on the OCBishop blog of Bishop Vann, ordinary of the Diocese of Orange. The blog this day discussed St. Joseph as watching over the universal Church.

St. Joseph certainly prays for us here in Orange these days: from the joyous testimony of life with the over 1000 people present at St. Joseph in Placentia for the closing of the 40 days for Life.  This event was accompanied by much prayer, joy, singing and testimony to the Gift of Life at all stages, especially before birth.  We think, too, of the testimony of prayer and support given, for example, by the group of Hispanic women recently praying in front of Planned Parenthood.  Many parishes groups from Orange do this on a regular basis.  All of these testimonies of the dignity of human life lead us to further reflection on the necessity of giving this testimony in full freedom of conscience.

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