Alaska Catholic men to publicly pray for end of abortion

Catholic Men for Life, a lay apostolate at Anchorage’s Holy Family Cathedral, has invited all local Catholic men to gather on Saturday, Oct. 25, to peacefully pray for an end to abortion.

The all-day vigil will begin with a 7 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross Church. From there, the group plans to assemble in front of a local Planned Parenthood abortion clinic at 4001 Lake Otis Parkway to pray and bear public witness to the value of unborn human life. Participants are invited to take part for however long they can.

According to organizers, the purpose of the event is to “provide a prayerful, manly, Catholic witness to the evil of abortion” with the hope that “men will be strengthened in prayer at Catholic Men for Life events, and then carry the Catholic pro-life witness into their daily, working lives.”

The upcoming effort coincides with the ongoing 40 Days for Life prayer vigil, which began in October outside the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.

Supported by the Dominican priests at Holy Family Cathedral, Catholic Men for Life gathered at the same location last year and were joined for part of the day by Anchorage Archbishop Roger Schwietz.

For more information about the event, email The group’s website is located at

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