Did you know that the city of Philadelphia still hasn’t done anything with the remains of 45 babies found in jars and milk cartons and other containers?

I remember about a month ago that Archbishop Chaput asked to have the remains released to the archdiocese but the city refused. But I can’t believe they still haven’t done anything with them. But now the Priests for Life led by Fr. Frank Pavone will be holding a prayer vigil outside the building in which they remain.

“The babies are currently still in the possession of the Philadelphia Medical Examiner,” Fr. Pavone stated. “As a reminder of their humanity, and as a sign of our solidarity with them, Priests for Life is holding a prayer service on Friday, July 19, from 10 to 11 a.m. in front of the building where they are being kept, at 321 University Ave., Philadelphia. If the Medical Examiner will not bring these babies to us, then we will go to them. “

Several other outreach campaigns will take part in the vigil including the Silence No More Awareness Campaign, Rachel’s Vineyard and the Christian Defense Coalition. The prayer vigil, Fr. Pavone said, would give an opportunity to pray for the souls of the babies killed, their families, and even those who killed them “to the love and mercy of Almighty God, in whose hands are the lives of us all.”

“We seek to continue to shed light on the fact that these children are our brothers and sisters, and that their bodies are sacred and must be reverenced,” Fr. Pavone stated. “We have already given them names, and we will hold a major national funeral service at some point in the near future.

To do nothing is to continue to deny these children their humanity.