Vatican: Pro Life Marches in the United States Impact the Whole World

You are not marching in vain.

That is the message from the Vatican to the pro life marchers here in the United States.

The things we do here in the United States often reverberate around the world. According to Bishop Carrasco de Paula, head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the pro life marches we hold in this country every year at this time do exactly that.

I can’t join you this year. Gimpy the Foot is healing rapidly but she’s still not up to a full-bore march. But I’ll be there next year.

In the meantime, you have my prayers. You are the Church, in action.

A CNA article concerning the bishops comments says in part:

Rome, Italy, Jan 24, 2013 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A top Vatican official on life issues called the protests sweeping across the U.S. this week against abortion a historic witness to the sanctity of human life.

“These marches for life that are taking place across the United States are very important, not only for the country, but for the whole world,” Bishop Carrasco de Paula, head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, told CNA Jan. 23.

“These events which favor human life without limits, from conception until the end, have become a very important historical reference for all other Catholic countries worldwide,” he added.

“And if we talk about the Vatican as another face of the Church, then we can say the Church supports these marches in the whole world because the participants are the Church themselves.” (Read more here.)

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  • Imelda

    Thanks be to God that there is something good from the US that inspires the world.
    I am sorry for my words, I do not mean to insult my adoptive country. I only said that because lifestyle seen through Hollywood and TV. We do not get the best values, to say the least. Rather, we learned things contrary to our own culture and beliefs. This ‘education’ lead to the erosion of our own traditions and way of life.

  • prasad

    Next time, let’s invite the Holy Father to participate in the March, and ensure atleast one fourth of the total Catholic population in the Country attends the March for ‘Sanctity of Life’ ‘Love them Both’, I am sure we can set ablaze the whole world on fire… for LIFE and LOVE. One fourth of the Catholic population of the country is indeed quite a lot. It will impact the entire globe. Why not we plan that way, and end this culture of death.