We had the privilege of joining 250,000 marchers in Washington, DC on Monday for the 38th Annual March For Life. It was larger than I have ever seen and the crowd was on-fire despite the 29 degree temperature. Many of the freshman class of Congress were there and gave short encouraging speeches to follow through on their plans to legislate for life. The most impassioned speech was from an African American pastor who declared this a holocaust on the Black and Hispanic people in our country. "Where is Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the NAACP" he cried out to the crowd on the mall? Good question. Where are the feminists who are silent as women are mutilated by abortion and live a life of post- traumatic stress and depression?
The majority of the crowd was Catholic as evidenced by the banners and Knights of Columbus signs throughout the crowd but there were also, Orthodox, Jewish Rabbis, Lutherans and Methodists present.
The crowd was predominantly young people and this bodes well for the pro-life future of America. Students from Rutgers, Yale and major universities and colleges from most of the country were represented.
The Youth rallys the night before filled the DC Armory and the Verizon Stadium with a total of almost 27,000 young Catholics! Praise God