BISHOP OF RAPHOE TO LEAD ABORTION PRAYER VIGIL TODAY

first_imgHundreds of people are expected to attend a prayer vigil in Letterkenny today against the proposed Abortion Bill.Bishop Boyce is to lead the vigil.The vigil, which includes a walk, prayer and speeches, will be led by Bishop Philip Boyce of the Raphoe Diocese.In an effort to draw greater public awareness to the proposed bill, and its many shortcomings, the bishop has called upon all to pray with him briefly in St Eunan’s Cathedral at 3pm this Saturday, June 29th. Everyone, of any faith and none is asked to walk with Donegal from the Cathedral, through the main street, up past the hospital, one of many hospitals designated as a future abortion centre, whether the staff like it or not, and into the Town Park, ‘Bernard Mc Glinchey Park.’There we will have keynote speeches from a  number of well-known personalities inlcuding Senator Ronan Mullen; legal expert Caroline Simons; Obstetrician Gynaecologist Dr John Monaghan.A personal testimony from Elizabeth; and the youthful, energetic Bernadette Smyth to conclude.The event will be largely led by young people, who in the end will pray a Rosary with those who wish to stay on. Fr Eamonn McLaughlin, who has helped organise the event said they are hoping for a large turn-out.“We call on all of our local representatives to join with us today and hear the stark truth about what this legislation actually means for our children, families, hospitals and staff, county and country.“If you are confused about it all, then today is for you. Bring along your friends for a jovial and spirit-filled afternoon.“We expect a large crowd is expected to attend this unique and powerful event that will let our government know that we cherish as a nation both mother and child equally.“While the life of a child is ours to give, it is not ours to take. Now more than ever we need our stateswomen and men to stand up and protect the child in the womb. While political and party allegiances are at risk here, nothing outweighs the value, dignity and right of every child to life.” BISHOP OF RAPHOE TO LEAD ABORTION PRAYER VIGIL TODAY was last modified: June 29th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BISHOP OF RAPHOE TO LEAD ABORTION PRAYER VIGIL TODAYlast_img read more