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College students strongly represented at March for Life

Jan 23, 2014 - 02:35 pm .- Continuing a decades-long trend, college students and young people from across the nation maintained a strong presence on Jan. 22 at the 41st annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Cardinal: joy and compassion are at heart of pro-life movement

Jan 23, 2014 - 04:07 am .- Catholics in the pro-life movement must “evangelize with beauty and with joy” as they seek to offer compassionate aid to women facing difficult pregnancies, said Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston.

Pro-life lawmakers hopeful after 41 years of legal abortion

Jan 22, 2014 - 11:37 am .- On the 41st anniversary of legalized abortion throughout the U.S., pro-life lawmakers from both political parties voiced hope about the future of the pro-life movement.

Pope Francis tweet supports, prays for US pro-life march

Jan 22, 2014 - 09:04 am .- Pope Francis sent a tweet offering support for the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., praying that all human life would be valued.

March for Life is important witness of unity, advocate says

Jan 21, 2014 - 05:23 pm .- The annual March for Life plays a foundational role in the Church's work to promote human dignity at all stages of development, said a member of the U.S. bishops' pro-life office.

March for Life broadens focus to engage cultural, political realms

Jan 17, 2014 - 12:18 pm .- As hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans prepare for the annual March for Life, organizers of the event are already making plans to enhance their impact long after it concludes.

March for Life founder still influencing movement after death

Aug 13, 2013 - 03:43 pm .- A year after her death, Nellie Gray – called the “Joan of Arc of the pro-life movement” – is still having a profound impact on the annual March for Life that she started nearly 40 years ago.

Popemobile trip surprises March for Life participants

May 13, 2013 - 08:25 am .- Pro-lifers who had just finished the third annual Italian March for Life on Sunday were surprised to see Pope Francis coming toward them in the popemobile.

Canada's pro-life march shows growing movement

May 11, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- The 16th National March for Life drew to Ottawa thousands of pro-life Canadians who advocated legal protections for all unborn people, with a special focus this year on sex-selective abortion.

Thousands expected at March for Life in Rome

May 9, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- More than 15,000 people are expected to gather outside the historic Roman Coliseum on May 12 to take part in the third March for Life.

100,000 march for life in Peru

Mar 27, 2013 - 12:41 pm .- More than 100,000 Peruvians bore the heat on March 23 to take part in the Great March for Life 2013, voicing support for the defense of human life from conception to natural death.

Peruvian cardinal calls for action to protect life

Feb 5, 2013 - 12:03 pm .- A Peruvian cardinal is asking the faithful to participate in the March for Life in Lima on March 23 to show their unwavering support for the dignity of all human life.

Cardinal Burke heartened by US pro-life marches

Jan 26, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- Cardinal Raymond Burke says that the pro-life marches taking place across America this week “are a most important witness to the respect for the inviolable dignity of every human life.”

Cardinal O'Malley calls pro-life movement to grow in faith

Jan 25, 2013 - 06:56 pm .- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley of Boston encouraged pro-life pilgrims from across America to deepen their faith, explaining that a culture of life must be founded upon the conversion of our own lives.

Pope Benedict tweets support for US pro-life rallies

Jan 25, 2013 - 10:35 am .- Pope Benedict has sent a Twitter message expressing his solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of people marching in America this week for a culture of life and an end to abortion.

Changes to March for Life focus on engaging culture

Jan 16, 2013 - 02:15 pm .- When hundreds of thousands of people descend upon the nation’s capital for the March for Life this year, they will be met with exciting changes aimed at young people and cultural renewal, said the event’s leader.

New March for Life president plans increased youth appeal

Nov 21, 2012 - 02:35 am .- After being named the president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, Jeanne F. Monahan says she plans to increase the annual pro-life march's appeal to young people.

Petition to end abortion in Spain draws 100,000 signatures

Oct 5, 2012 - 12:01 pm .- Accompanied by a group of children, a local pro-life leader delivered a petition signed by 100,000 people to the Ministry of Justice calling for the end of abortion in Spain.

March for Life board approves new leadership

Aug 18, 2012 - 05:09 pm .- Board members of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, Patrick Kelly and Jeanne Monahan, have been selected to serve as the new leaders following the death of president Nellie Gray.

Cardinal calls Americans to announce the Gospel of Life with greater fervor

Jan 30, 2007 - 02:40 pm .- "Weneed to raise the volumn in announcing the Gospel of Life," with thesewords Cardinal Sean O’Malley strongly urged Americans to join inbuilding a civilization of life and love. TheCardinal-Archbishop of Boston told a packed house of Pro-lifedemonstrators, gathered at a Mass in the Crypt of the Basilica of theNational Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington last weekthat while Gospel of Life must be announced with conviction, it mustalso be proclaimed with love.

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