Catholics urged to make prayer against abortion part of Lenten ritual
Published: March 11, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) -- Shawn Carney, national director of the "40 Days for Life" spring prayer campaign, is urging Catholics to pray in front of abortion centers as part of their Lenten commitment of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Carney, a 26-year-old Catholic from the Diocese of Austin, Texas, is the national coordinator of the "40 Days for Life" spring campaign of prayer, vigil and fasting. More than 130 communities in the United States, Canada, Australia and Northern Ireland are hosting "40 Days for Life" events through April 5. He was in Indianapolis recently to speak to pro-lifers gathered in the chapel of the St. Augustine Home for the Aged before they gathered to pray the rosary at the city's Planned Parenthood center, Indiana's largest abortion facility. It was the site of a similar prayer gathering during Advent.
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