Video highlights of the 2014 Washington, D.C. March for Life

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Hundreds of Thousands of Pro-Lifers March for Life: Mourn 56 Million Abortions.

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Hundreds of thousands of pro-life people turned out for the annual March for Life in Washington, braving cold temperatures to take a stand for the right to life of unborn children. While marchers mourned 41 years of legalized abortion, many sounded a hopeful theme for a pro-life future and think the decision will eventually be reversed.

The Roe v. Wade decision, handed down on January 22, 1973, overturned pro-life laws offering protection for unborn children in most states across the country, and made abortions legal and virtually unlimited. Almost 57 million unborn children have been killed in abortions since.

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More proof that women priests in the Catholic Church would not improve things, in the least.

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It was sad to read the public comments of the Episcopal Bishop of Washington (Ms. Budde) denying the importance, or need for the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus from the dead,  going so far as to imply this teaching was “outlandish. ”

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Editor’s note: Be sure to see the reader comments.

The most powerful aspect of the March for Life: Standing room only in the Great Upper Church, and also filling the chapels of the undercroft.

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By: Msgr. Charles Pope

As I have remarked before, to March for Life is experience life. So many joyful Christians and others who support life gather and celebrate the glory and dignity of human life. The March is ever young, with the ranks of so many young people growing every year.

Here at my rectory are 15 fine seminarians from the Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit. Fine orthodox, and zealous men who love God and the Church and are eager to preach the Gospel and celebrate the sacraments. Almost 700 seminarians marched into the Basilica Thursday evening along with hundreds of priests, and as many as 8000 lay people, standing room only in the Great Upper Church, and also filling the chapels of the undercroft.

Today at the Cathedral I was privileged to preach to a full Church and hear powerful witness talks from Project Rachel leaders prior to the Mass. Despite cold and some light snow, I would say the crowd was close in size to last year’s 400,000.

Yes, such life, such faith and joy.

I must say however, that my joy is often tempered each year toward the end of the march when I go and try to witness to the “pro-choice” demonstrators who stand in front of the Supreme Court. I often experience great pain in this work.

To be sure they are the hardened cases, but I experience such grief after talking with them. Here are a couple of conversations as I remember them.

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13,000 faithful, 5 cardinals, 42 bishops, 395 priests, 80 deacons, 520 seminarians

Editor’s note: The Mass that is regularly celebrated in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the night before the March for Life, is truly the experience of a lifetime and it should not be missed, if at all possible.

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Washington D.C. 2013 March for Life to Protest 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

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Thousands to March to Supreme Court on January 25

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, January 25 the March for Life Education and Defense Fund will host its annual Washington, D.C. event to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on abortion.

Each year the March draws thousands of pro-life activists and supporters from around the country to rally at the National Mall and march to the steps of the Supreme Court.

More information at www.marchforlife.org.

While the marchers will mourn the loss of the event’s founder and longtime leader, Nellie Gray, the latest news such as a recent TIME Magazine cover story indicate that the pro-life position is winning at the state and local level. A majority of Americans now self-identify as pro-life—the ‘new normal’—and many of the thousands of supporters from around the country who will travel to Washington are young people.

“The March for Life is a demonstration of unity that we need
to continue the fight to win over
 the hearts and minds
of all Americans,” said Jeanne Monahan,
President of the March for 
Life Education and Defense Fund.
“We are energized by the increasingly pro-life youth who

are keenly aware that abortion is the human rights issue of today.”

WHO: Jeanne Monahan, President of the March for Life
Pro-life leaders
Elected officials
WHERE: National Mall – Washington, D.C.

WHEN: 12:00-1:30 P.M. Rally
followed immediately by March to Supreme Court

“This year‘s March will be a significant meeting place
where pro-life Members of Congress,
leaders, students and clergymen unite
to stand up for the unborn,” said Monahan.

For further information, please contact Jameson Cunningham
or Vanessa Oblinger with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.

www.marchforlife.org

“We serve others not because they are Catholic, but because we are Catholic.”

Washington rally brings 2,000 together in support of religious freedom

Washington D.C. corruption includes late term, at will abortions, wihtout limitations.

The reason that abortion is legal to the moment of birth in the federal capital is that a body known as the “District Council,” which operates on authority delegated by Congress, completely repealed the local abortion law.  But the responsibility for changing that rests entirely with the Congress — and the President.  Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution provides that Congress shall “exercise exclusive jurisdiction in all cases whatsoever, over such District…”

Not far from the White House, an abortion clinic sells abortions on request (credit cards or cash only) up to 24 weeks fetal age (which is 26 weeks in the “LMP” OBGYN dating system, counting from the last menstrual period, about the beginning of the sixth month), by the “D&E” dismemberment method, which involves tearing off the baby’s arms and legs by brute force.

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