Photo: National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children
More than 100 people, including members of at least four Ohio and Kentucky Knights of Columbus groups, attended the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children memorial held at Gate of Heavenin Montgomery (OH), Cincinnati’s Archdiocesan cemetery. Organized by a Cincinnati family it was attended by representatives of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s pro-life Office, 40 Days for Life, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, and other pro-life organizations and groups. Bishop Joe Binzer presided at the prayer service, which included a decade of the rosary with special pro-life intentions.
Bishop Binzer noted that Mother Teresa, who was canonized in Rome last week, was known for her works of mercy and that prayer for the dead is a work of mercy. When asked how she would help so many poor and dying people, he said, she told people, “one at a time.” He also noted that St. Peter Claver, whose feast day was marked this year by a national day of prayer for peace, worked to help the men and women taken off ships to be sold as slaves. Like St. Teresa working with the dying from Calcutta’s slums and St. Peter Claver working with wretched captives, Bishop Binzer said, we may not be able to change the fate of all those who have been or who are about to be killed by abortion, but that does not mean that we should not try do what we can. “The law of the land is the law of the land,” he said, and we should try to change that law, “but in the meantime we should follow Mother Teresa and St. Peter Claver and help those we can, ‘one at a time.'”
The observance at Gate of Heaven was one of three observances of the National Day of Remembrance held in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and one of dozens held across the country.
Photo by Gail Deibler Finke/Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. For a gallery of photos see their Facebook album.
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