Photo: Pro-Life Latinos
U.S. priests are looking to Hispanics to bolster their pro-life efforts seeing a commonality of values to those that trace their roots to Latin America.
As part of the Catholic Church’s ’40 Days for Life Campaign’ that just ended, outreach to Hispanic communities on the issue of pro-life was deemed critical. Priests are also promoting Hispanic pro-life committees in parishes and teaching others how to start those committees.
Whereas, the ‘Priests for Life’ organization is forming a Spanish-speaking team to help organize retreats to “help men and women that are suffering from abortion.” The city of Denver has been identified as a starting point for many of these initiatives because of its large Hispanic population and because it is the site of the second largest Planned Parenthood clinic in the U.S.
Father Victor Salomon, director of Hispanic outreach for ‘Priests for Life’ feel Hispanics are key to ending abortions in this country, viewing them as very pro-life and pro-family.