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Vigils, extra events as 40 Days for Life set Sept. 25-Nov. 3 at three sites in diocese

Concerned individuals and parish groups are invited to take part in coordinated campaigns of prayer, fasting, and peaceful public vigils to end abortion during 40 Days for Life outreaches planned in the Diocese of Peoria and around the nation from Sept. 25 to Nov. 3. Daily vigils, at which participants also pray for help and […]

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‘Prayers answered’: Champaign abortion provider stops after 40 Days for Life

Participants in the 40 Days for Life campaign are pictured this spring outside Women's Health Practice, 2125 S. Neil St. in Champaign. The facility, which offers gynecology, obstetrics, and other services for women, reportedly stopped performing abortions on April 1. Renee Mullen, volunteer coordinator for the local 40 Days for Life, is seen holding the sign at right. (Provided photo)

CHAMPAIGN — Organizers of this area’s 40 Days for Life campaign reacted with joy, amazement, and gratitude to word that Women’s Health Practice of Champaign stopped providing abortions just days after the pro-life group’s spring campaign. “Everyone I know is saying it’s fantastic,” said Renee Mullen, volunteer coordinator for the local peaceful, prayerful public witness […]

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Bishop Jenky leads rosary outside of Peoria’s abortion clinic as ’40 Days’ opens

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, leads about 40 people in praying the rosary outside Peoria's abortion facility on Sept. 27, the start of the 40 Days for Life campaign. In the background is the Women's Care Center, a pro-life outreach located next door to the abortion clinic. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Thanking them for their witness to the Gospel of Life, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, led about 40 persons in praying the rosary outside of Peoria’s abortion facility on Sept. 27, the start of the fall 40 Days for Life campaign. “Thank you so much, not just for being here tonight, but for all you […]

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Respect Life Month offers opportunities for prayerful witness, education

Johnny Berlinger holds a sign outside Peoria's abortion facility during a 40 Days for Life campaign in this Catholic Post file photo. The nationwide campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigils to end abortion will take place Sept. 28 to Nov. 6 in Champaign, Ottawa, Peoria, and the Quad Cities. (For The Catholic Post/Daryl Wilson)

EDITOR’S NOTE: October is Respect Life Month. Following is a round-up of several pro-life activities scheduled in the Diocese of Peoria in the coming days and weeks. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR AREA 40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGNS Volunteers are being sought to take part in local observances of 40 Days for Life — a nationwide campaign […]

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