Thursday, February 26, 2009

40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life is back again for Lent!

After Mass on Ash Wednesday, we went to pray at the Portland site where Planned Parenthood is constructing a massive new building in a predominantly black neighborhood of the city. In spite of rain threatening, there was a good turnout, and the weather was clear for our vigil.

I was pleasantly surprised that -- even in Portland -- the supportive honks, thumbs-up signs, and waves far outnumbered the negative.

At the kickoff meeting, we also were encouraged to hear that there have now been over 1,000 lives saved because of 40 Days for Life. Praise God! More great stories and video clips here.

Please consider joining a 40 Days for Life vigil if there is one near you. (Check here for the complete list of 130+ locations.) If you are unable to do so, perhaps you could join your prayers and Lenten fasting to the campaign.

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