Before departing Philadelphia to lead the Philadelphia contingent to Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life on Friday, Jan. 22, Auxiliary Bishop John McIntyre led a brief prayer service at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center Thursday afternoon, Jan. 21. The brief service, which recalled the sanctity of God-given human life and dignty, ended as the bishop blessed luminaries that were placed by students of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ high School and Holy Innocents School in Philadelphia outside of the building on 17th street in center city Philadelphia.
They will remain illuminated all night and throughout Jan. 22 to mark the anniversary in 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion on demand in America. Read more about the March for Life in Washington here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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