In Kansas 'The Holy Hour' Offers Up Pro-Life Prayers

A local Catholic grassroots movement against abortion has been downplayed in local media.

Here's a glimpse at widespread support for a Kansas City, Kansas cleric and his work in confronting that White House with moral challenges on their political support for a controversial medical practice that will soon confront a Supreme Court ruling.

Here's a description of local tribute . . .

The Holy Hour in appreciation for Archbishop Naumann’s leadership also included petitions for Archbishop Lori, the unborn and their mothers, and the successful passage of the “Value Them Both” amendment to the Kansas Constitution.

“We wanted to thank Archbishop Naumann for being a courageous and amazing leader through very challenging times, which included going through an election and a pandemic, both of which had pro-life implications,” said Niesen. “He always led with a voice of faith, courage and compassion — and he always did it with a smile. In my role, I heard from many across the nation say how grateful they were for the archbishop’s leadership and truly appreciate him for his voice and what he accomplished.”

Holding Holy Hours in appreciation is an appropriate act, said Father Anthony Saiki.

“The archbishop is incredibly devoted to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament,” said Father Saiki, rector of the Cathedral of St. Peter in Kansas City, Kansas.

“Our Lord is the Lord of life, the great giver of life who has redeemed and sanctified our lives. Life is a gift from God, so it’s incredibly appropriate to acknowledge that before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. It’s also such a place for us to offer intercession, to pray for those who are struggling, to pray for those who are doubting, to pray for moms in crisis pregnancies and who are being pressured to abortion, to pray for those who are discouraged in their own lives.”

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Holy Hour honors archbishop for his pro-life work - The Leaven Catholic Newspaper

by Joe KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Offering a "thank you" united with prayer is a powerful thing, and archdiocesan Catholics at several parishes demonstrated this on Dec. 12 as they expressed their appreciation for Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann's national pro-life leadership with Holy Hours.