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Life Briefs - September 2015

The Northern Cross - September 2015
Life News in Brief

40 Days for Life in the Diocese of Duluth

Those heartbroken about the recent release of the many shocking videos revealing Planned Parenthood’s practice of selling aborted baby body parts are invited to bring their prayerful presence during the fall 40 Days for Life campaign. From Sept. 23 to
Nov. 1, the 40 Days for Life campaign will witness in three
ways for an end to abortion: through keeping a peaceful vigil, through prayer and fasting and through community outreach.

Opportunities to participate in 40 Days for Life within the Diocese of Duluth:


People are needed to provide a visible, peaceful presence praying in front of the abortion clinic in Duluth every day during these 40 days. Those who have not participated before can let organizations know, and they will be paired with a veteran. Visit the website at or call Paulette Moreland at (218) 348-1345 for more information.

On Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m., all are invited to the 40 Days for Life Duluth opening event. There will be a praise, prayer and worship service in front of the Building for Women, 32 E. First St., Duluth, which houses the abortion clinic. All are also invited to the 6 p.m., Tuesday night Mass at the Women’s Care Center, 103 E. First St., Duluth. Light refreshments will be served after the Mass before the 7 p.m. opening event across the street.

Grand Rapids

A peaceful prayer witness is planned at Planned Parenthood in Grand Rapids each day it is open through the months of September and October. Planned Parenthood is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays. St. Joseph’s Church is joining with other churches from the area — this is an ecumenical effort in Grand Rapids. Contact the organizer of the witness, Catherine Mclynn, at (218) 326-1313 or email at to sign up. People can also stop by and join the witness when Planned Parenthood is open. All are welcome to walk and pray anytime between 1 a.m. and 5 p.m. every Thursday in September and October.


For more information about Walker’s campaign and how to participate, visit, email Kristen at or stop in at the tent anytime. The vigil will be held outside the Cass County Courthouse, 300 Minnesota Ave. W., Walker.

MCCL Fall Tour

The Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Fall Tour brings pro-life education direct to you. The tour delivers pro-life education in abortion, health care, legislation and other issues throughout Minnesota. Knowledgeable pro-life speakers from MCCL’s state office will go to various locations throughout the state. Every event is free and open to the public. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Visit for more information.
“Pro-life citizens across the state have thanked us over and over for bringing our insightful program to them,” said Scott Fischbach, MCCL executive director. “We are helping to meet the pressing need for pro-life information and motivating citizens to become active in saving precious human lives.”
Fall Tour events in the Diocese of Duluth include:

Sept. 8: Two Harbors, Holy Spirit Church, 227 Third St.
Sept. 9: Proctor, St. Rose Church, 3 Sixth Ave.
Sept. 10: Grand Rapids, St. Joseph’s Church, 315 S.W. 21st St.
Sept. 11: Virginia, Holy Spirit Church, social hall, 306 Second St.
Sept. 15: Hinckley, St. Patrick’s Church, 203 Lawler Ave. S.
Oct. 7: Crosslake, Immaculate Heart Church, social hall, 35208 County Road 37.

Near the Diocese of Duluth:
Sept 20, 2 p.m.: Bemidji, St. Philip’s Church, social hall, 702 Beltrami Ave. N.W.
Oct. 13, 6 p.m.: St. Cloud Great River Regional Library, room 104, 1300 W. St. Germain St.

Thorough information will be offered about abortion in Minnesota, Planned Parenthood, challenges to our law against assisted suicide, and legislative efforts to save lives. Pro-lifers need to be informed and focused on how they can continue to build a culture of life in Minnesota.