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March for Life: 20,000 expected at National Prayer Vigil for Life

January 26, 2017

Over 20,000 people are expected to take part in the National Prayer Vigil for Life, which begins this evening at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

The vigil, which precedes the March for Life, begins with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and concludes tomorrow morning with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans. Confession, holy hours, the Rosary, and the Liturgy of the Hours are also scheduled during the vigil.

 
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  • Posted by: rickt26170 - Jan. 27, 2017 3:25 AM ET USA

    Can anyone explain to me why in the earliest days of his papacy Francis declared that the Church should not "obsess" about it's vehement call for the protection of life? As these wonderful marchers show, perhaps half under age 30, the pro-life cause is one issue that has genuine traction among the young. Yet Francis has more or less forgotten about it. It's like throwing your most determined followers under a bus.