Washington D.C., Jan 25, 2013 / 18:56 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.
"Our task is to live our faith so intensely," the cardinal said, "that we will generate a culture of life."
Over 13,000 people gathered on the evening of Jan. 24 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. for the opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life.
Cardinal O'Malley, recently appointed chairman-elect of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, was the principal celebrant and homilist at the Mass, which was concelebrated by 324 priests, 41 bishops, and six cardinals.