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Former abortion clinic ‘resurrected’ as Catholic chapel
Catholic Online ^ | July 14, 2006

Posted on 07/17/2006 8:35:44 AM PDT by NYer

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The site of a former abortion clinic in Williamsville, a Buffalo suburb, has been turned into the chapel of a Catholic radio station, according to a report in the July edition of Western New York Catholic, the Buffalo diocesan monthly newspaper.

The paper said Bishop Edward U. Kmiec of Buffalo blessed and dedicated the Chapel of the Holy Innocents June 1 at the Station of the Cross, a four-station Catholic radio network based in Williamsville.

Jim Wright, co-founder of Holy Family Communications, which owns the network, said he only recently learned from the previous owner of the building that the 330 square-foot chapel was being constructed in the space where abortions were once performed.

"In the tradition of the early church, pagan temples were turned into holy spaces," Bishop Kmiec said. "We have done the same thing here today."

Joanne Wright, another co-founder of Holy Family Communications, called the new chapel "the tomb of martyrs."

For that reason, the chapel was dedicated in memory of all babies who have been aborted.

The chapel is used for private reflection by radio station employees. It is also wired to allow for live broadcasts of the Mass on radio.

The Station of the Cross network includes WLOF-FM radio in Buffalo, WHIC-AM in Rochester, and WQOR-AM and WITK-AM in the Scranton-Wilkes Barre area in Pennsylvania.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionmill; buffalo; catholic; chapel; clinic

1 posted on 07/17/2006 8:35:47 AM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 07/17/2006 8:36:16 AM PDT by NYer (Discover the beauty of the Eastern Catholic Churches - freepmail me for more information.)
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To: NYer

I'm sorry, but I wouldn't feel right about being there. IMHO, they should have burned it to the ground.


3 posted on 07/17/2006 8:38:38 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

You just can't go around buring down buildings when you don't like what people do inside; we are a nation of law. I LOVE this! Good for those responsible.


4 posted on 07/17/2006 8:51:57 AM PDT by twigs
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To: wagglebee

You might want to check this out...


5 posted on 07/17/2006 9:19:13 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: NYer

Let's pray that this is the first of many.


6 posted on 07/17/2006 9:26:51 AM PDT by karnage
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To: twigs

Good grief.


7 posted on 07/17/2006 9:48:17 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

We have a Jewish deli nearby our house which was built on top of a pretty skanky bar and grill. I was really glad when they shut it down. In order for it to become a Kosher deli, however, they had to take out all the foundation and dig down a foot into the soil underneath the old building and bringin fresh dirt and then put in the new foundation and then the building... all in a strip mall. I thought that was pretty cool. But I also believe that the building that they are putting here on top of the abortion clinic is now sacred ground and will be blessed by God.


8 posted on 07/17/2006 10:12:30 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: trisham
IMHO, they should have burned it to the ground.

Well, golly. That's not very Zen.

9 posted on 07/17/2006 10:30:27 AM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: Mercat
But I also believe that the building that they are putting here on top of the abortion clinic is now sacred ground and will be blessed by God.

*************

With God, all things are possible. However, I would not be able to forget what it once was.

10 posted on 07/17/2006 10:31:45 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: siunevada

Zen=Bupkis. By golly, I do believe you are correct.


11 posted on 07/17/2006 10:33:51 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I always get a chuckle when I read your tag line.


12 posted on 07/17/2006 11:20:45 AM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: NYer

Praise be! I think this is wonderful -- especially the name. These tiny souls will not be forgotten.


13 posted on 07/17/2006 11:28:09 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: siunevada

Thanks. :)


14 posted on 07/17/2006 12:32:52 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer

Wow... There's some hope for us.


15 posted on 07/17/2006 9:41:48 PM PDT by Barnacle
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To: NYer

Wow!


16 posted on 07/17/2006 9:48:53 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: NYer
Lawrence (KS) abortion clinic closes because of funding woes

Eugene abortion clinic closes; surprising many (Hooray !!!)

Prayer credited for closing of abortion clinic [Eugene, OR]

Planned Parenthood will shut down 3 clinics [Indiana]

Persevering Students Help Close Abortion Clinic [Santa Paula, CA--Thomas Aquinas College]

Abortion Clinic Managers Quit After Being Outed by Operation Rescue [Wichita, Kansas]

One Man's God Squad: Troy Newman's plan to stop abortions in Wichita, Kansas

Baby Saved From Abortion is Baptized [New Orleans]

Thank You Bishop Rhoades: A Personal Account of An Abortion Protest With A Catholic Bishop -- still praying -- Harrisburg, PA

Judges rule civil suits against Planned Parenthood can proceed [Los Angeles, CA]

STOPP Planned Parenthood

CA: Abortion opponents hope to limit access for California girls (Prop 73)

Jill Stanek's Accurate Summary of Cincinnati Abortion Center Closing: 'Debi Does Ohio"

Clinic is caught in the fog of abortion war (Abortion Clinic Closes) [Springfield, Missouri]

PBS program looks at Mississippi's last abortion clinic

Former abortion clinic ‘resurrected’ as Catholic chapel [Buffalo, NY]

17 posted on 07/17/2006 9:49:34 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: trisham
... I would not be able to forget what it once was.

Who would want to? That's all a part of the miracle. I can imagine it will become a place of pilgrimage to pray for an end to abortion in America.

18 posted on 07/17/2006 9:51:17 PM PDT by Barnacle
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19 posted on 07/17/2006 9:59:16 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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20 posted on 07/17/2006 10:36:07 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: NYer

In your face, Satan!


21 posted on 07/17/2006 11:23:41 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: NYer; Coleus; ELS

I may be a secular guy, but this makes me very, very happy.


22 posted on 07/19/2006 9:54:48 AM PDT by Clemenza (I don't want the world, I just want YOUR half!)
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To: B-Chan; Salvation

Your words bear repeating: "In your face, Satan!"

Thanks, Salvation, for keeping updated lists of closed killing centers. Please keep us posted.

Your work is cut out for you. There are going to be many, many more.

To all U.S. Congressmen and Senators:

STOP FUNDING KILLING OFF OUR POSTERITY!!


23 posted on 07/20/2006 1:34:11 PM PDT by victim soul
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