40 Days for Life going strong in Knoxville
Yesterday morning, about 50 Knoxville pro-lifers joined their counterparts in 300 other cities around the world by kicking off their semi-annual 40 Days for Life campaign. The opening services were held at Tyson Park, across the street from one of Knoxville’s three abortion facilities.
It was wonderful to see a number of teenagers, but it was a bit disheartening to know that they all came from one Christian school (Catholic High School). How many Christian schools are there in this town, anyway? How many “pro-life” pastors in Knoxville have ever attended a single 40 Days event? Ever been at the abortion facility, even once?
We are thankful for the Diocese of Knoxville Peace and Justice Director Paul Simoneau and 40 Days Coordinator Lisa Morris for their tireless work on this campaign. They really need your help … and they deserve your help. There are many time slots available for the duration of the campaign. If you’ve never been to a 40 Days vigil, now would be a great time to sign up! It’s really very low-stress, non-confrontational. It’s a time for prayer and presence. I hope you will take part. Check it out: http://www.40daysknoxville.com/. E-mail Lisa at information@40DaysKnoxville.com.
Paul Simoneau and the National 40 Days for Life Director David Bereit will be joining me on WRJZ radio at 5:00 pm next Tuesday afernoon. They both have inspiring stories to share and I hope you’ll join us!
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