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Archbishop asks for prayers for ‘Value Them Both’

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann is asking people to join him in the Kansas Rosary Crusade to pray for the passage of the “Value Them Both” amendment on Aug. 2.

by Joe Bollig

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann is asking you to join him in the Kansas Rosary Crusade to pray for the passage of the “Value Them Both” amendment on Aug. 2.

“I urge every member of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas to join the Kansas Rosary Crusade by praying the rosary every Thursday for the passage of the state constitutional amendment, making it crystal clear there is no ‘right to abortion’ in the Kansas Constitution,” said Archbishop Naumann.

“This amendment will restore to all Kansans their right through their elected representatives to determine abortion public policy in our state,” he added.

The other bishops of Kansas, too, are asking Catholics in their dioceses to join the Kansas Rosary Crusade.

A five-decade rosary specific to the crusade has been written and can be used if desired, or the regularly used luminous mysteries on Thursdays, so long as the intention is kept in mind. Catholics can pray as individuals, families, groups or parishes.

For information on how to enroll in the crusade and for the crusade-specific rosary, go online to: kansasrosarycrusade.org/mary-invites-you-to-pray. Information about the amendment can be found online at: www.ValueThemBoth.com.

About the author

Joe Bollig

Joe has been with The Leaven since 1993. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in journalism. Before entering print journalism he worked in commercial radio. He has worked for the St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press and Sun Publications in Overland Park. During his journalistic career he has covered beats including police, fire, business, features, general assignment and religion. While at The Leaven he has been a writer, photographer and videographer. He has won or shared several Catholic Press Association awards, as well as Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara awards for mission coverage. He graduated with a certification in catechesis from a two-year distance learning program offered by the Maryvale Institute for Catechesis, Theology, Philosophy and Religious Education at Old Oscott, Great Barr, in Birmingham, England.

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