As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Our Lord Jesus in a few weeks, I’m also looking forward to one of my favorite Advent traditions: the Pro-Life Action League’s annual “Empty Manger” Christmas Caroling Day. Each year on the Saturday before Christmas, we visit abortion clinics in Chicago to sing Christmas carols, gathered around a life-size “empty manger”, which symbolizes both the empty space left behind by abortion and the hope born with every child, even in difficult circumstances. This year’s Caroling Day is Saturday, December 18, and we’ll be conducting TWO different caroling tours — one in Chicago and one in west suburban DuPage County. You can get all the details, including maps and schedules, here. If you don’t live near Chicago, how about doing your own “Empty Manger” Caroling Day at abortion clinics or Planned Parenthood offices in YOUR area? Pro-life groups all over the country have taken up this idea, and babies have been saved when their mothers heard the caroling. To make it easy, we’ve prepared a caroling song sheet [PDF] you can copy and pass out.