Cardinal Dolan, the archbishop of New York and former head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) pro-life committee, delivered the keynote address at the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life at Georgetown University on Saturday.
The man who spoke those words on Aug. 28, 1963 in Washington redefined the American Dream by the power of his word and his faith. And that day in Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reached the zenith of his amazing oratorical gifts.
1968 was a year that changed history. In the Church, we saw Blessed Pope Paul VI issue his prescient encyclical, “Humanae Vitae,” in which he predicted that a contraceptive mentality would lead to an abortive reality. This has sadly proven to be the case.
Members of the Sister Thea Bowman Choir of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Long Island, pray before singing at a prayer service April 4 commemorating the life and mission of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.