On Saturday, September 13, thousands of pro-lifers in the Untied States will gather at over 100 gravesites of aborted babies and other memorials to the unborn located nationwide to observe the second annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.
The leader of the Catholic Church is inspired by something done in and around The Vatican shortly after the death of Jesus Christ.
Dug into the walls of the ancient Christian catacombs in the outskirts of Rome are countless small tombs, only a foot or two across. These are the burial places of infants cast out of their pagan homes and left to die of starvation and exposure—a common practice of that time. Members of the Early Church, charged by Christ to love all their neighbors, offered these tiny victims of Roman cruelty the only act of love they could: to bury their little bodies and mourn for them in prayer.
The Catholic News Agency has more on the Pope’s visit to the cemetery for aborted babies:
During his upcoming trip to South Korea, Pope Francis will pray for the unborn at the “Cemetery for Aborted Children” as part of his visit to the Kkottoghnae Home for the sick.
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi also noted in an Aug. 8 press conference that the Holy Father will deliver his addresses in English and will follow local customs such as removing his shoes before entering certain places.
The Kkttongnae Home, located in the Diocese of Cheongju, was created in 1976 by Father John Oh, the founder of the Kkottongnae Brothers and Sisters of Jesus. The priest was inspired by a beggar named Choi Gwi Dong to feed 18 other sick beggars despite his own physical handicaps.
It offers assistance to the homeless, disabled individuals and alcohol addicts. Currently it can serve around 5,000 people.
The Cemetery for Aborted Children is located behind the home and includes a statue of the Holy Family surrounded by cross representing the unborn.
During the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children next month in the United States, mourners across the country will visit the gravesites of aborted children, whose broken bodies were recovered from trash dumpsters and pathology labs and solemnly buried over the four decades of legal abortion in the United States.
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