Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pilgrims for Life

Today is the day when a group of our students from the CMH Pro-Life Club, and their chaperones head off to Washington, DC for the 38th Annual March for Life.

I arrived in DC yesterday in order to meet with some people related to my Canon Law work.

While they estimate that there will be more people at the March than ever before, those of you at home can join in through your prayers. At CMH the goal is that through the totality of our educational endeavor, that our students will fully appreciate the reasons that abortion (and all anti-life measures) must be fought. Not only is it theological (we are made in the image and likeness of God), it is a product of natural reason (a civilization willing to kill its own, will inevitably kill itself), and it is the greatest social justice issue of our day.

By using the pro-abortion Alan Guttmacher Institute's own figures and methods, it is estimated that there have been more than 51,000,000 abortions since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. Today's high school students soon realize that their age group is right in the heart of this target group. In fact, more then a quarter of their generation, a quarter of their would-be classmates and friends, have been lost to abortion. (To hear my homily from last Tuesday, click here.)

Follow this blog for pictures and info from the CMH pilgrimage to the March for Life.

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