Bishop Cistone Participates in Annual ‘40 Days for Life’ Campaign

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 09:53

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Bishop Cistone Participates in Annual ‘40 Days for Life’ Campaign Efforts outside Local Abortion Clinic
        WHAT:    40 Days for Life            
        WHEN:    10 a.m. Tuesday, October 29
        WHERE:    Outside the Saginaw abortion clinic, 3141 Cabaret Trail, Saginaw

SAGINAW – The Office of Christian Service's Respect Life Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw has, once again, partnered with 40 Days for Life to pray for an end to abortion. 40 Days for Life is a nationwide, ecumenical, pro-life campaign that is focused on ending abortion in America through prayer and fasting, constant vigil and community outreach. On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, will join local efforts by praying outside the Saginaw abortion facility.


“Our diocese and individual parishes, in countless ways, continually demonstrate our concern for life, in all its forms and all its stages.” Bishop Cistone said. “Sometimes our acts are done in full view of others; other times, they are performed in private and unheralded ways. All our endeavors must be solidly based upon a firm respect for life.”

Those who participated in the 40 Days for Life campaign last year, say the prayerful presence outside the Saginaw abortion facility helped reduce the number of abortions performed at the location. Nationwide, 40 Days for Life is credited for the closing of 26 abortion facilities.

The annual 40 Days for Life campaign began Sept. 25 and continues through Sunday, Nov. 3. All are welcome to spend time in prayer outside the abortion clinic. For more information, or to find out how you may participate in 40 Days for Life, visit the diocesan website,

The Respect Life Office is fully funded by faithful of the Diocese of Saginaw through their generosity to the annual Catholic Services Appeal.  

The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw was established by Pope Pius XI on Feb. 26, 1938. Today, it includes 6,955 square miles across Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Sanilac, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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