Prairie Fire Catholics

St. John's - St. Peter's - St. Mary's

605-942-7125 or 605-249-2700

Plankinton, White Lake and Stickney

Catholic Parishes of Aurora County, SD

"Abortion on demand has, in my judgement, contributed significantly to an environment in our country in which life has become very cheap."

~ Robery Casey ~

Abortion is the Greatest and Gravest Moral-Pastoral issue facing the Universal Church

This is the fourth part of the Pastoral Statement on Abortions written by

Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of San Angelo

It will be published in five parts over the next few weeks.

"Our pastoral actions must include working with government and court agencies at a local state and national level. As we mark the remembrance of the Supreme Court decision on abortion in 1973, we must now more than ever promote legal and civil action to overcome this death sentence. We need to remember and take action from what the Supreme Court admitted in Roe v Wade: "if...personhood (for the unborn) is established, the appellant's case, of course, collapses, for the fetus right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the 14th Amendment". Based on this conditional statement, and science has confirmed that life begins at conception, so the members of the Supreme Court are obligated to rescind the decision of Roe v Wade. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution states: "nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of the law, nor to deny any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law". Science is now totally clear that human life begins at conception when a new human being is formed, and the American people must now oppose abortion on demand and want innocent life to be protected especially when it is most defenseless. It now belongs to congress, if the Supreme Court does not reverse itself to resolve the question of when human life begins. For this to happen, we must all now support A Life at Conception Act, by declaring that unborn children are persons legally entitled to constitutional protection. This fact will rescue millions of unborn children from dying by abortion on demand."

Bishop Michael Pfeifer, O.M.I.

Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of San Angelo, Texas

Abortion Part 1.docx

Part 1

Abortion Part 2.docx

Part 2

Abortion Part 3.docx

Part 3

Abortion Part 4.docx

Part 4

Part 5

"Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they?" NAB, Mt. 6:26

Mass Times: January - April

Sat: St. Mary's 5:30p, Sun: St. John's 8:30a, St. Peter's 10:30a

Mass Times: May - August

Sat: St. John's 5:30p, Sun: St. Peter's 8:30a, St. Mary's 10:30a

Mass Times: September - December

Sat: St. Peter's 5:30p, Sun: St. Mary's 8:30a, St. John's 10:30a

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A feature of one of our parish families. They are stewards of the land.

Pope Francis and prior popes have asked us to be attentive to the earth which the Lord has created. This family's effort is just one such movement!