Bishop to lead prayer service Saturday morning at Cathedral Cemetery in memory of aborted children


The Dialog

Bishop Malooly will preside at a prayer service Saturday, Sept. 13, in Cathedral Cemetery at the gravesite of 63 aborted children.

The public is invited to the 9 a.m. ceremony, which is part of the second annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, co-sponsored by Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life and the Pro-Life Action League.

“Cathedral Cemetery is honored to be one of the over 100 locations that will host a solemn vigil to mark the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children,” said Mark Christian, executive director of Catholic Cemeteries for the Diocese of Wilmington. “On this day we pause to remember the loss of over 55 million children to legal abortion since 1973 and mourn that they were never allowed to make their mark on our world.”

The memorial stone at Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Avenue in Wilmington, marks the grave of 63 aborted babies whose remains were abandoned in a Chicago abortion facility and brought to Wilmington in 1988 by Delaware Right to Life, according to Bob Krebs, the communications director for the Diocese of Wilmington.