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Diocese opens chapel next to abortion clinic

Catholic World News - May 25, 2011

The Diocese of Fargo has announced that it is opening a chapel next to North Dakota’s only abortion clinic. Mass, followed by Eucharistic adoration, will be offered at the chapel one day each week.

“We believe prayer is so powerful, and what we’re engaged in is a spiritual battle,” said Rachelle Sauvageau, director of the diocese’s Respect Life Office. “It’s a place where we need an intense and focused prayer, and that’s why we feel the need to be right there.”

“There are a lot of people who can’t stand outside -- the elderly and other people who don’t feel called to be down there on the sidewalk,” she added. “This gives them the opportunity to be there in a real present way.”

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - May. 25, 2011 7:47 PM ET USA

    This response should be an inspiration to us all to bring the Lord's presence directly into public view when dealing with abortion facilities.

  • Posted by: rpp - May. 25, 2011 7:06 PM ET USA

    Such a wonder idea. May God bless all those responsible for establishing this and may God grant peace to those who avail themselves of this chapel. My hat is off to them and my prayers are with and for them!

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - May. 25, 2011 6:13 PM ET USA

    What an awesome response to the daily killing of babies. Tammi Kromenaker states "it doesn't matter who moves in next door...", think again, Tammi, it's your Lord and Savior who is moving in!

  • Posted by: Exaudi nos - May. 25, 2011 4:33 PM ET USA

    Post abortion counseling on one side and a prayer chapel on the other. How can the doors of the mill possibly stay open?

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