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October is Respect Life Month: Events include Life Chains, 40 Days, dinners

Catechist Joanne Dorn (right) and members of the confirmation class from St. Luke Parish in Eureka take part in a Life Chain in this 2016 file photo. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

“Christ Our Hope: In Every Season of Life” is the theme chosen by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for Respect Life Month in October. Among the observances in the Diocese of Peoria is Life Chain, which will be held next Sunday, Oct. 6. Founded in 1987, this peaceful, prayerful witness is intended as a […]

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Galesburg Life Chain a prayerful, public witness and ‘the right thing to do’

Msgr. Ernest Pizzamiglio offers a prayer before the Life Chain in Galesburg began on Oct. 7. He would then take his sign and sit among other participants at the intersection of Henderson and Fremont streets. The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems

GALESBURG — Prayers, smiles and signs proclaiming Jesus’ love and forgiveness and the sanctity of human life greeted motorists driving through the intersection of Henderson and Fremont streets here last Sunday as dozens of pro-life advocates participated in Life Chain. The peaceful, prayerful witness is held on the first Sunday of October — known as […]

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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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