I was honored, humbled, and excited by the Diocese of Springfield's invitation to speak at their Respect Life Mass and Rosary Walk. (I was very struck by the date too and its connection to Fatima.) If you're in central Illinois, or the St. Louis area, I hope you'll join us. Want a sneak peek of the talk? "The prayer of Jesus makes Christian prayer an efficacious petition. He is its model, he prays in us and with us ... the heart of the Son seeks only what pleases the Father ... " (CCC 2740).