Bishop to pray outside abortion clinics

Published: March 13, 2017

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will lead prayer in Little Rock and Fayetteville to pray for an end to abortion this spring.

He will lead the Stations of the Cross in front of Little Rock Family Planning Services, the abortion clinic at #4 Office Park Drive on Friday, March 17 at 11 a.m. All are invited to join him. For more information, contact Catherine Phillips, diocesan respect life director, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 326.

In Fayetteville, the bishop will lead the Divine Mercy Chaplet at the public right-of-way in front of Planned Parenthood at 3729 N. Crossover Rd. (corner of Joyce and Crossover) on Saturday, April 1 at 3 p.m. All are invited to join him. For more information, call (469) 231-1959 or visit the Northwest Arkansas Catholic Respect Life Council

This is part of Fayetteville's participation in the 40 Days for Life Lenten campaign, which continues through April 9. To sign up, visit 40 Days for Life/Fayetteville or follow the campaign's Facebook page.

40 Days for Life highlights prayer, fasting, community outreach and a 40-day, round-the-clock, peaceful prayer vigil outside an abortion facility to pray for an end to abortion. According to the 40 Days for Life website, the campaign began in 2007 and has spread to 675 cities in 40 countries.

"Only with prayer — prayer that storms the heavens for justice and mercy, prayer that cleanses our hearts and our souls — will the culture of death that surrounds us today be replaced with a culture of life." — Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities: A Campaign in Support of Life, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops