YouTube video marks Project Rachel anniversary

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In conjunction with the 16th anniversary of Project Rachel post-abortion healing ministry in the Arlington Diocese, Bishop Paul S. Loverde has released a new YouTube video that invites those suffering after abortion to: "Come back home. We are waiting for you, and more importantly, God is waiting for you." Bishop Loverde's gentle yet powerful message offers hope to anyone who mistakenly worries that her or his sins are too large for God's mercy.

Project Rachel is sponsoring a yearlong prayer effort that kicks off with a 30-day prayer campaign July 16 (the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel) and ends Aug. 15 (the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady and the 16th anniversary of Project Rachel in the diocese).

A new web address, which will link back to the diocesan post-abortion ministry page, has been established in an effort to reach those in need of healing and make it easier to those who need help to find it.

Project Rachel post-abortion healing ministry is offering free magnetic bumper stickers to parishes throughout the diocese that feature the words, "Hope After Abortion," along with a helpline number: 888-456-HOPE. Share the message of mercy by displaying these removable stickers on your car. To order a supply of free bumper stickers for your parish or family and friends, call 703/831-2755 or email

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