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Catholic Bishop John Yanta Encourages Catholics and Christians to Morally Vote Pro-Life - Bishop Yanta Available for Interviews

Contact: Sue Cyr, 972-602-1462, Sue_Cyr@juno.com

MEDIA ADVISORY, October 27 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bishop John Yanta, who resides in San Antonio, Texas has been an outspoken defender of the right to life for all persons from conception to natural death.  He is a strong defender of Church teaching and encourages faithful Catholics to courageously follow the faith by living out their faith in the public arena.  Bishop Yanta is available for interviews with Catholic, Christian and secular media during this final week before the elections.

Bishop Yanta is one of the Bishops in the United States who supports the denial of Holy Communion to Catholic politicians who support abortion rights in their public service, and refuse to repent of this deadly position.

In another teaching moment, Bishop Yanta courageously proclaimed the anniversary of Roe v. Wade a day of fast and abstinence in his Diocese of Amarillo, saying:

"On the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade (1973) Jan. 22 shall be observed in all dioceses of the United States as a particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life (GIRM, no. 373).

"Therefore I, Bishop John W. Yanta, Bishop of the Diocese of Amarillo, declare Tuesday, Jan. 22 as a Day of Fast and Abstinence.

"I encourage all the people of God to attend Mass that day, pray before the Blessed Sacrament, pray the Rosary, and witness to life. . . .

"'Abortion: The intentional destruction of an unborn child; such an act is gravely contrary to the moral law and the will of the Creator' (U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Glossary).

"Abortion is murder legalized by the Roe v. Wade decision of the U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 22, 1973. Pray for the overthrow and repeal of Roe v. Wade. It will happen! Prayer is the greatest power on earth! Make Jan. 22 a day of repentance and reparation. . . ."

Bishop Yanta encourages Americans to vote in solidarity with our Lord and is happy to share the Christian teachings of defending life through voting with audiences across this land.

To arrange a radio or television interview, please contact Sue Cyr at 972-602-1462 or at 214-685-1079.