Thursday, January 21, 2021

U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman on March for Life says “Peaceful prayer and witness must and will continue this year..." as LIFE Novena Begins - FULL TEXT

U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for Pro-Life Activities on the 2021 March for Life JANUARY 19, 2021 
WASHINGTON – The organizers for the annual March for Life announced that the 2021 rally would take place in a virtual format. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities has issued a statement about the change and invited participation in the virtual format:

“As long-time participants in the annual March for Life, my brother bishops and I commend the march organizers for their concern for the lives and safety of all participants. The countless, peaceful, pro-life marchers who would normally gather each year should not be put at risk.

“Peaceful prayer and witness must and will continue this year—just in a different format. I have the honor this year of opening the March for Life Virtual Rally in prayer, so please join me at

“In preparation for the virtual March for Life, and in observance of the annual Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children on January 22, I invite you to join many thousands of Catholics praying a nationwide novena from Thursday, January 21 through Friday, January 29. You can receive daily intentions, brief reflections, and suggested actions by signing up for 9 Days for Life. As part of this novena, dioceses nationwide are live-streaming Masses, Rosaries, Holy Hours and more for the protection of human life. Please join us in prayer.”

Source: USCCB

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