Blizzard won’t stop march, but safety concerns cancel some trips to D.C.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Sometimes being pro-life means making difficult decisions. Because of a predicted snowstorm in Washington, the St. Louis archdiocesan Catholic Youth Apostolate canceled its Generation Life pilgrimage to the March for Life. About 2,200 teens, adult chaperones, volunteers and staff were expected to participate in the 43rd annual march Jan. 22. The youth…

Across U.S., people prayed, marched, rallied to mark Roe anniversary

WASHINGTON (CNS) — From Alaska to Hawaii and dozens of locations in between, pro-life advocates participated in marches, rallies and prayer services marking the Jan. 22 anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion virtually on demand. On Jan. 24, people gathered for an interdenominational prayer service in Anchorage, Alaska,…

Arena filled with pro-life teens, young adults called ‘beautiful sight’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — They had come from across the country, a crowd of about 10,000 strong, mostly teens and young adults, filling the DC Armory for a Youth Rally & Mass for Life sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington for out-of-town participants attending the Jan. 22 March for Life. The archdiocese also again sponsored another…

Archbishop says pro-lifers want everybody to have ‘place at the table’

CHICAGO (CNS) — Chicago’s new archbishop told the crowd gathered for the March for Life Chicago Jan. 18 that the pro-life movement wants “to make sure that everybody has a place at the table.” “It’s not about criticizing or judging or condemning, it’s about accompanying one another because that’s what life is all about —…

‘Biggest human rights rally’ returns for March for Life

WASHINGTON (CNS) — “The biggest human rights rally in the world,” as one regular participant described it, will return to the nation’s capital for the annual March for Life Jan. 22. The 42nd rally on the National Mall and march to Capitol Hill marks the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling in the case…

Marching for life once again

Millennials at DC rally say those of its age group most aware of costs of abortion Jan. 31, 2014, edition By Katherine Talalas Catholic News Service Despite single-digit temperatures, thousands descended on Washington Jan. 22 to declare their opposition to abortion. Most of the red noses and chapped lips belonged to faces under 25. “We…

Nine days of prayer part of 2014 Roe v. Wade anniversary events

Jan. 17, 2014, edition By Catholic News Service For the second year in a row, the U.S. Catholic bishops are sponsoring “Nine Days for Life: Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage,” planned for Jan. 18-26 this year, as part of several events marking the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand…

Prayer vigil, March for Life commemorate Roe v. Wade anniversary

Jan. 22 MCCL March for Life moved to Capitol Rotunda due to severe weather Jan. 22 marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in the United States. Parishioners are encouraged to attend events observing this anniversary and to board buses to attend the Jan. 22 March…