Thursday, January 24, 2013

On March Eve, "It's About the Effect Our Words Have on Others"

Marking the 40th anniversary of the legalization of abortion on these shores in the Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v. Wade, on this eve of the 40th March for Life in Washington, the annual preach that's become the de facto "State of the Movement" was given earlier tonight in the capital by one of the event's founders – Boston's Cardinal Seán O'Malley OFM Cap., in his first turn as chair of the US bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities:

Continuing through the night in Washington's Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – every possible inch of it crammed with pilgrims either keeping awake to pray or sleeping on the floor – the Vigil will end with a 7.30 Mass celebrated by the conference president, New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan, whose latest column at home sought to hand the movement's torch to what he termed "The Ultrasound Generation."