Friday 13 April 2012

Please support Bishop Hine in Abortion Act anniversary vigil

I was delighted to read of a Catholic seminary in the United States which is confronting the culture of death as a community. LifeSiteNews reports:
Father James Wehner, rector of the Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, says he believes that seminarians need to “see visibly the forces of evil at work, and respond with an act of faith in which prayer becomes the greater force.”

Seminarians in Ohio, USA, outside a local abortion centre
These seminarians are encouraged to go to one of two local abortion centres every Saturday. Once a semester the entire seminary community goes together. This is wonderfully encouraging news and I think is reflective of a growing trend of members of the clergy and laity opposing the abortion movement with prayer and through offering women alternatives to abortion. It is wonderful that bishops and priests in England are also a part of this trend.

If you can please support Bishop John Hine, Catholic auxiliary bishop of Southwark, who is joining the vigil at Marie Stopes abortion facility, Brewer Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1RV, on Friday, 27th April 2012, the 44th aniversary of the Abortion Act. Bishop Hine is celebrating the 12.30 Mass at St. Francis's Church, Week Street, Maidstone. He is then joining in the vigil which begins with a prayerful and peaceful procession with an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the Marie Stopes abortuary and concludes with a return procession at 2.30 p.m.

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