By now, almost everyone knows about the big “snowpacalypse” threatening the East Coast, just in time for the March for Life.

The storm, already being called a ‘textbook’ blizzard, could dump up to two feet of snow in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas beginning Friday, the day of the March. Mayor Muriel Bowser has declared a state of emergency for the city starting Friday morning, area schools will be closed, at the Metro will shut down after 11 p.m., not to resume until after the weekend.

It’s not the first time Marchers have dealt with inclement weather, and even this potentially epic snowstorm will not cancel the March, according to the event’s official website.


But is this storm of predicted historic proportions mere coincidence? Or does it have greater implications, coinciding with the one of the biggest protests of the biggest human rights injustice of our time?

Father Rob Ketcham, a vlogging priest on Vimeo, makes the case in his latest video that the ominously impending storm could be a sign from God.

“(The March) is a spiritual event of great significance, and great importance,” Fr. Ketcham says in the video. “And one of the ways which you can see is that almost every year some storm rolls into the D.C. area and threatens the March.”

When Jesus was born, there was something happening in the cosmos that allowed the star to appear over the stable in Bethlehem at that exact time. When Jesus died, the earth quaked and rocks were split.

“When things happen in nature or the cosmos, they’re often a sign of something of great spiritual importance happening on Earth,” he said.

This Storm and a Great Spiritual Event from on Vimeo.


March for Life president Jeanne Mancini said in a statement on the event’s website that while safety is a concern, the March must go on.

“We are very concerned for people’s safety and want everyone to be cautious.  However, the pro-life community is also concerned for the safety and well-being of the innocent, unborn in the womb. This movement to end abortion in this country is bigger than us and it is bigger than a weather event. This is a cause that is worth our best efforts and dedication, despite difficult circumstances.”