By Deacon Nicholas Mammi
Office of Family and Sanctity of Life
Eparchy of St. Maron
As you know the 37th annual March for Life and Rally will take place in Washington, DC, Friday, January 22 to memorialize the 37th anniversary of the Roe versus Wade Supreme Court decision -- an unjust ruling that imposed abortion on all 50 states, and has already resulted in the deaths of more than 51 million children. The March is a great annual family reunion for the pro-life movement. Tens of thousands from across America arrive by bus and plane, and gather for a midday rally. They are encouraged by speeches from pro-life leaders, legislators, and clergy and by attending ancillary events. From Thursday through Sunday, many associated events will be held that are all centered around the main event which takes place at 12:00 noon Friday on the National Mall.
I know that a number of you plan to attend the events. I hope you find the information shared in this email helpful. Everyone realizes that the March is not practical for everyone. So, I ask simply that all those who will not be present plan to join spiritually with those who attend. You can do so by prayer and fasting, by watching the events via television or internet and by spreading the word.
Thanks to Joseph Hallal and the people of Our Lady of Lebanon parish in Washington, I am happy to share with you the proposed meeting place and time for all who wish to join together as Maronites for Life. We will meet January 22, at 10:00am by Starbucks at the corner of Indiana Ave. and 7th St. The nearest Metro station is on the Green/Yellow line and is the Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter Station.