More than 2,000 Catholics from the Philadelphia area were among the vast throng in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 25 to witness for the sanctity of life, in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision declaring abortion legal in the United States.
Activists hold signs reading “I regret my abortion” during the annual March for Life rally on the National Mall in Washington Jan. 25. Pope Benedict XVI expressed support for anti-abortion demonstrators marking the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion across the nation. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
A young man prays during a pro-life youth rally and Mass at the Verizon Center in Washington Jan. 25. Thousands of young people gathered at the arena to rally and pray before taking part in the annual March for Life. (CNS photo/Rebecca E. Drobis)
Thousands of young people pack the Verizon Center during a pro-life youth rally and Mass in Washington Jan. 25. Young people gathered to rally and pray before taking part in the annual March for Life. (CNS photo/Rebecca E. Drobis)
A young woman stands in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building during the March for Life in Washington Jan. 25. Tens of thousands of people marched against abortion for the 40th year since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in U.S. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)
Young people from the St. Raymond Parish overnight group joined the thousands of others at the march in Washington, D.C.
Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated Mass the morning of the march for Philadelphia-area Catholics.
People joins hands as they recite the Our Father during the closing Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington Jan. 25. The vigil, held before the annual March for Life, marked the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion across the nation. (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)
Villanova University students were among the many from the Philadelphia Archdiocese who made the trip to Washington D.C. for the March for Life.
Young people met up Thursday night, Jan. 24, at St. Raymond Church for an overnight with activities and Mass. The woke early Friday morning and headed down to the march in Washington.
At St. Raymond Church in Philadelphia Father Chris Walsh celebrated Mass Jan. 24 for the young people who were spending the night at the church to wake early and head to the March for Life in Washington D.C.
Young ladies from St. Hubert High School braved the cold to participate in the March for Life.
Seminarians and priests from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, joined by Bishop John McIntyre, participated in the march.
Local youths lend their voices to the Mass before the march.
March for Life participants make their way up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court building Jan. 25. (CNS photo /Bob Roller)
People participate in the annual March for Life rally on the National Mall in Washington Jan. 25. Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators marched to the Supreme Court building marking the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling that legalizing abortion across the nation. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
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