Horrific videos revealing Planned Parenthood’s dealings with aborted baby parts moved Colorado’s bishops to call for a day of prayer.
“We call on all people of good will in Colorado and beyond to pray that those involved in research and medicine will fix their sights on recognizing the sacredness of life and refrain from putting human life at the service of science,” the bishops stated July 31.
A just society should protect the most innocent, they continued.
“A society can only be considered socially just if it protects the most vulnerable among us,” they stated.
The bishops—Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs and Bishop Stephen Berg of Pueblo—together called for a statewide day of prayer and penance Aug. 28.
The day is meant to call prayerful attention to those involved in Planned Parenthood’s alleged collection and sale of aborted baby organs and to seek an end to the abortion giant’s destruction.
The series of videos released by the nonprofit Center for Medical Progress, who posed as fetal tissue buyers at Planned Parenthood facilities, caused a reaction across the country. The undercover footage hit close to home when a Denver abortionist at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains was shown.
“One of the reports includes a video of Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services casually discussing how their clinics extract the organs of aborted babies and make them available to researchers through procurement companies,” the bishops commented.
Some evidence revealed the abortion provider supplies baby parts to procurement companies that in turn sell the tissue. Colorado State University in Fort Collins is one entity suspected of purchasing baby organs.
The bishops urge clergy and faithful to observe the day and offer reparation for the offenses against life.
Some suggested observances include attending Mass, meditating in Scripture, spending time in adoration, praying the rosary, reciting the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, praying the Way of the Cross, and fasting and abstaining from meat.
The following churches offer 24-hour eucharistic adoration for those wishing to join the archdiocese in prayer on Aug. 28.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Northglenn
Light of the World Church, Littleton
Our Lady of Loreto Church, Foxfield
St. Augustine Church, Brighton
St. Catherine of Siena Church, Denver
St. Frances Cabrini Church, Littleton
St. Joan of Arc Church, Arvada
St. John the Evangelist Church, Loveland
St. John XXIII Church, Fort Collins
St. Stephen Church, Glenwood Springs
St. Thomas More Church, Centennial