“Every unborn child, though unjustly condemned to be aborted, has the face of Jesus Christ,” in the words of Pope Francis on Sept. 20.
On Oct. 6, we join others around the world in silent interfaith prayer along major thoroughfares, carrying signs like “Abortion Kills Children,” “Abortion Hurts Women,” “Adoption: The Loving Option” -- and "Jesus Forgives."
All are invited to stand for one hour, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., along Lincolnway (starting at Roosevelt) in Valparaiso, along Indian Boundary Road (Indian Oak Shopping Center) in Chesterton, and on Central Avenue (near City Hall) in Portage. Bring a chair if needed.
After our hour’s vigil for life, everyone is welcome at a free picnic in “Celebration of Life” from 3 to 5 pm at St. Patrick Church in Chesterton. Every baby born alive is a reason to rejoice.
- Richard Stith, Valparaiso