Articles Tagged ‘40 Days for Life’

40 Days for Life Spring campaign

The spring 2014 40 Days for Life campaign is taking place in the United States, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere from March 3-April 13. This year there are also campaigns in Croatia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 40 Days for Life was started by David Bereit, national campaign director, in Texas in 2004, with the goal of ending abortion. 40 Days is held twice yearly, once in the spring and again in the fall, at the local abortion facilities to ... (Continue reading)

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40 Days for Life returns

After a year-long absence from the streets of Toronto, 40 Days for Life returned to Canada’s largest city, home to more abortion facilities than any other municipality in the country. Once again, 40 Days was set up across from a medical offices building where the Women’s Care Clinic is located. Christina Alaimo, a University of Toronto languages student, was co-organizer for 40 Days for Life Toronto, and she describes the campaign as “an enormous success.” She told The Interim that “all the ... (Continue reading)

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40 Days for Life comes to London

A fall 40 Days for Life campaign will be held in London, Ont., the first time the city will host the event. 40 Days for Life is a prayerful, peaceful campaign with the purpose of showing people the evils of abortion. It originated in the United States and has been already held in 337 cities around the world and was brought to Canada in October 2009. For 40 days, witnesses pray and fast, keep vigil outside of an abortion facility, ... (Continue reading)

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40 Days for Life reaches out to women

The 40 Days for Life campaign in Toronto was a great success. Five weeks into the campaign, the organizer for 40 Days for Life Toronto reported that at least three babies had been saved. 40 Days for Life is a worldwide campaign that seeks to raise awareness about the evil of abortion through prayer and fasting, a vigil in front of an abortion facility, and community outreach. The Spring 2011 campaign ran from March 9 to April 17. In Toronto, the ... (Continue reading)

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40 Days for Life in Canada

40 Days for Life in Canada

More than 120 people participated in the kickoff rally for 40 Days for Life in Kitchener to hear several guest speakers and hear inspirational music as they prepared for the Lenten vigil to pray for an end to abortion. Retired auxiliary bishop Matthew Ustrzycki of the Hamilton diocese and Debbie Fisher of the Silent No More Awareness campaign spoke and Critical Mass provided musical entertainment. Bishop Ustrzycki said abortion and other social ... (Continue reading)

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Q&A with David Bereit, founder of 40 Days for Life

Q&A with David Bereit, founder of 40 Days for Life

Editor’s Note: Interim reporter Pauline Kosalka interviewed David Bereit by email. Bereit is founder of 40 Days for Life and the keynote speaker at the Rose Dinner in Ottawa, May 12. The Interim: How did you first become involved in the pro-life movement? David Bereit: I first got involved in the pro-life movement after meeting, dating, and then marrying, my amazing wife Margaret who was raised in ... (Continue reading)

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40 Days in Toronto saves 10 lives

40 Days in Toronto saves 10 lives

From Feb. 17 to March 28, thousands of people across North America participated in 40 Days for Life, a campaign that raises awareness about abortion through prayer, fasting and community outreach. Each vigil is held outside of an abortion site. The campaign reflects how God used 40-day periods in biblical history to bring about change. The first 40 Days for Life campaign was held at Bryan College Station in Texas in 2004. ... (Continue reading)

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40 Days for Life launches spring witness

The 40 Days for Life campaign will be launched Feb. 17 and run through March 28 in more than 160 cities in Canada, Australia and the United States. Canadian locations will include Montreal, Toronto, Guelph, Edmonton, Red Deer and Kelowna. There will also be regular pro-life witnessing outside the Morgentaler abortion mill in Ottawa and Cabbagetown abortuary in downtown Toronto, although these are not 40 Days events per se. Nicole Campbell, Campaign Life Coalition’s 40 Days for Life director, says “our community ... (Continue reading)

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More than 200 lives saved as 40 Days For Life campaign reaches midpoint

More than 200 lives saved as 40 Days For Life campaign reaches midpoint

A Halifax counsellor wants out of the abortion business On Oct. 15, about 400 participants in the Toronto 40 Days for Life campaign gathered together for a Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church with Toronto Auxiliary Bishop Peter J. Hundt and at least 10 other concelebrating priests. In his homily, Hundt quoted Karl Rahner, a 20th-century German theologian who predicted that “tomorrow’s Christians will be mystics or they will not be Christians at all.” He further qualified ... (Continue reading)

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40 Days for Life kicks off across Canada

40 Days for Life kicks off across Canada

Sept. 23 marked the official kick-off of the Fall 2009 40 Days for Life Campaign. Because of the success of the Canada-wide debut of the campaign this past Spring, seven Canadian cities have joined the roster for 40 Days for Life this Fall along with some new locations. Not only will Toronto host 2 locations this time around, but Kitchener, Ont., will also join the efforts along with Ottawa, Fredericton, Halifax, Montreal and Winnipeg. Kick-off rallies were held in each ... (Continue reading)

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Hundreds of babies saved by pro-life vigil

At the halfway point of the 40 Days for Life that took place in 175 communities across the United States and Canada, tens of thousands of pro-lifers had participated in around-the-clock prayer vigils outside abortion facilities. Canadian locations included Ottawa and Halifax. According to Shawn Carney, national outreach director of 40 Days for Life, "Local campaign ... (Continue reading)

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