Bishop offers Mass outside notorious late-term abortion facility

The bishop said he wanted to bring the light of Christ to a place where 'the prince of darkness ... is honored and adored.'
Fri Nov 10, 2017 - 1:31 pm EST
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Wichita Bishop Carl Kemme processes with the Eucharist at an event outside George Tiller's famous late-term abortion facility. Courtesy of the Diocese of Wichita

WICHITA, Kansas, November 10, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Wichita, Kansas Bishop Carl Kemme, along with seven priests of his diocese, celebrated a Mass for life on the last Saturday of October at the site where the late notorious abortionist George Tiller plied his trade.

Bishop Kemme thanked the hundreds present at the Mass to pray for the unborn - “the most precious of God’s unrepeatable gifts, human life,” the Catholic Advance reported, and said they were doing something mystical, surrounding the abortion facility with sacramental and sanctifying grace.

“Here in places such as this, all over the country and the world, the prince of darkness and death is honored and adored,” said Bishop Kemme. “Here the devils rejoice when the darkness is made darker and death is made more horrific by the choice in this building and others like it, to destroy a life created in the image and likeness of God.”


Some 250 of the faithful took part in the Mass and a Eucharistic Procession on the west side of the existing facility on that cold morning, the Wichita diocese said.

The bishop said the Mass celebrated at that location was an appropriate end to Respect Life Month, “to offer the perfect Sacrifice of the Prince of Light and Life as a remedy for sin,” and to “flood this place with the graces and blessings of goodness and light.”

The Mass was offered for longtime Kansas pro-life advocate David Gittrich, who passed away October 17.

Kemme, along with Kansas’ other three bishops, issued a firm pre-election statement for Catholics last fall that included keeping abortion to keep the “human rights catastrophe” of abortion “at the forefront of their minds when voting.”


Bishop Kemme also led five busloads of Catholics from the Diocese of Wichita to protest the Satanic Black Mass in Oklahoma City in 2014.

He told the faithful at the recent Mass for life in Wichita that Christians combat evil by “the outpouring of goodness, virtue, mercy, compassion, decency, purity and truth – flooding the darkness with the more powerful light of Christ.”

“Here God can change hearts long after we depart today,” said Bishop Kemme, “here will have been offered the Mass of Christ on Calvary, who died that we might live; and here we’ll use Him who is blessing itself, to bless this ground on which we stand, a blessing we pray will remain to continue the fight against our ancient foe.”

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