The 10th annual “9 Days for Life” novena, sponsored by the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, takes place this year from Jan. 19 to Jan. 27.
Pro-lifers from parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn joined the annual pilgrimage to March for Life, making the four-hour trek from New York to Washington D.C. and back.
The nation’s early feminists who fought for women’s suffrage and other rights totally rejected abortion, Serrin Foster, president of Feminists for Life of America, told the Cardinals for Life student group at The Catholic University of America.
Sally Axworthy, the British ambassador to the Holy See and a supporter of women in leadership, has said she believes the Vatican is making progress and finds the Catholic Church, particularly women religious, to be a key partner in fighting plagues such as slavery and human trafficking.
2017 ended on a note when women started coming forward about their sexual assault experiences and 2018 started on a note about sharing awareness and making sure that these women get their voices heard.
“We will not give-up,” said Cardinal Dolan, “that reason and the grand American tradition enshrined in our foundational documents are on our side, and that our love for babies, their struggling moms and dads, and our passion for a society to assist and protect all vulnerable life will keep us at it, because, to borrow my brother pastor’s refrain, ‘We shall overcome!’”
Dear Editor: I attended the Women’s March several weeks ago in Manhattan. I proudly carried my sign reading, “Pro-Life, Pro-Woman, Anti-Trump.” I marched for three hours and was treated in a respectful and friendly manner by all.