Skip to comments.Former abortion clinic ‘resurrected’ as Catholic chapel
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.
I'm sorry, but I wouldn't feel right about being there. IMHO, they should have burned it to the ground.
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.
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Let's pray that this is the first of many.
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.
Well, golly. That's not very Zen.
With God, all things are possible. However, I would not be able to forget what it once was.
Zen=Bupkis. By golly, I do believe you are correct.
I always get a chuckle when I read your tag line.
Praise be! I think this is wonderful -- especially the name. These tiny souls will not be forgotten.
Wow... There's some hope for us.
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.
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