Participating in the National March for Life is a Duty01.20.22
This morning, 67 Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology (MTSM) seminarians and priests departed for Washington, D.C. for the National March for Life which takes place tomorrow, January 21.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates converge on the National Mall and march on Capitol Hill on the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling which legalized abortion in all 50 states. It’s the largest annual human rights demonstration in the world.
Several MTSM seminarians will take part in the procession for the Opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception today. Tomorrow, January 21, the day of the march, MTSM seminarians and priests will attend Mass and then meet on the National Mall for the march. They will join hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to be witnesses for life and protest abortion.
“Going to the March is a tangible way to witness the sanctity of life and to demonstrate the horror of abortion. It is a blessing to participate and to stand for life, but even more than that, it is a duty,” said Fred del Guidice, a Pre-Theology II seminarian at MTSM from the Diocese of Toledo, who organized this year’s event for the Seminary. “It helps me to love all those I encounter: the unborn child, the struggling teenager, the grandmother with dementia, the young dad without a job. It helps me to love Christ in them.”
MTSM is the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s graduate-level Catholic Seminary and School of Theology. Founded in 1829, our 75-acre campus provides preparation for ordination to the priesthood and permanent diaconate as part of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. In addition, our School of Theology offers classes for graduate degrees and certification programs for laity, clergy and religious.
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