Denver, Colo., Mar 10, 2016 / 00:19 am
It was a powerful, solemn scene at Planned Parenthood in Stapleton, Colorado on Saturday morning as Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila led some 1,800 Catholics in a Eucharistic procession seven times around the abortion clinic.
"It was truly a moment of grace, a moment of blessing, a moment of praying to our Lord that hearts may be changed," Archbishop Aquila said. "It was wonderful to see how many turned out today."
The archbishop announced his intention to lead the procession in mid-February, and the response to the event was overwhelmingly positive, said Karna Swanson, the communications director for the archdiocese.
"We set up a simple website with a no-nonsense invitation for people to come and pray with the archbishop, and immediately we were hearing from people just thanking the archbishop for doing this," Swanson said.