Bishops speaking at memorial services for the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, Saturday, Sep. 13
On Saturday, September 13, Americans will gather for the second annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children at nearly 100 locations nationwide to remember the more than 50 million children who have been killed by legal abortion in the US since 1973.
Among those who will share reflections on the value of life and the horror of abortion on the Day of remembrance are ten Catholic Bishops.
Their presence at this event is truly an honor and puts on display the Church’s commitment to the necessity of proper burial for human remains, and the intrinsic value of all human life.
Bishops attending memorial services are pictured above (clockwise from the top left): Bishop Donald Hanchon, Francis Cardinal George, Bishop Joseph Siegel, Bishop Robert Hermann, Bishop Joseph Perry, Bishop Donald Hying, Bishop Michael Byrnes, Bishop Francis Malooly, Bishop Robert McManus, and Bishop Thomas Olmsted.
Of the 95 sites where memorial services will be held, 42 are actual gravesites of aborted children whose bodies were recovered from dumpsters and other improper resting places by pro-life activists. The hierarchy of the Catholic Church was instrumental in securing many of these burial places and putting these precious babies to rest in a way that recognizes their humanity, so it is fitting to have the Catholic bishops involved as we remember the babies now.
But the Day of Remembrance is not just for Catholics! Christians of all traditions and even non-Christians will be taking part in the Day of Remembrance, and other notable speakers include Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., pro-life speaker Rebecca Kiessling, Jason Walsh of Arizona Right to Life and many more.
You can find the location of a memorial service near you by visiting the list of sites on the Day of Remembrance website. If you can’t find a service near you, but there is a memorial site, you can sign up to host a memorial service of your own!
The Day of Remembrance is drawing close, but there’s still time to plan a memorial service. Even gathering a few friends or fellow parishioners for some prayers and hymns at the memorial site would be a fitting tribute to the life that has been lost to abortion over the last 41 years.
Though only in its second year, the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children continues to grow and attract more and more national attention. Visit AbortionMemorials.com to find out how you can be a part of it.