National Catholic Register

Opinion

Walking the Talk

Publisher's Note

BY Father Owen Kearns, LC

January 16-29, 2011 Issue | Posted 1/7/11 at 2:45 PM

 

Readers of the Register know that we are committed to dedicating considerable space, both in print and online, to stories that promote the dignity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death.

On Jan. 24, the annual March for Life will bring hundreds of thousands of defenders of the unborn, the disabled and the aged to our nation’s capital to celebrate life and protest the 1973 Supreme Court decisions Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which led to the legalization of abortion in the United States at any time during a woman’s pregnancy.

Staff writer Joseph Pronechen tells us in his page-one story how the event has recently blossomed outside the Beltway: The 2011 March for Life will have brought pro-life pilgrims together in the hundreds and thousands, from California to New York and from South Dakota to Florida, with Nebraska and Texas in between.

The Register will be on the ground in D.C. for our most extensive live coverage yet. Register film critic and March for Life veteran Steven Greydanus, who blogged so eloquently from last year’s event, will be joined by senior writer Tim Drake and managing editor Tom Wehner. If you don’t meet them in D.C., follow their posts live on our website, as well as both Facebook and Twitter.

I invite you to join us in prayer for all the participants, whose testimony of courage and bravery is only intensified by the travel hassles, severe weather and mass media scorn they often endure to stand up for life.

God bless!