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Crowd comes to march for different reasons but same message: Defend life

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The ritual sights of the annual March for Life never seem to change. Tens of thousands congregate on the National Mall on a brisk winter morning. Many of them have arrived after hours on the road as part of bus caravans.

Marchers urged to stand strong, fight for life with 'compassion, hope'

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Those who stand up for the dignity of life in all its stages and want to see this respect for all life enshrined once again in U.S. law have a friend in the Pence family and the Trump administration, Vice President Mike Pence told the March for Life crowd on the National Mall Jan. 18.

'Every life is worth protecting,' VP Pence tell March for Life

Washington D.C., Jan 18, 2019 CNA.- The March for Life again gathered myriad pro-life advocates to mark the anniversary of legalized abortion in America, and in a surprise appearance Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence introduced a pre-recorded message from President Donald Trump.

Youth at Mass for Life thanked for offering sign of hope for the future

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- They came from near and far, and even from Down Under, united in prayer and in standing together for life at the Archdiocese of Washington's annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life, held Jan. 18 at the Capital One Arena in Washington.

New book by St. John Paul shows early political, social philosophy

WARSAW, Poland (CNS) -- A new two-volume manuscript on political and social philosophy, authored by St. John Paul II in the 1950s, will dispel views of him as "an intellectual cut off from social concerns" and clarify his lifelong stance on political and ideological issues, said the book's editor.

U.S. Senate fails to pass measure to make Hyde Amendment permanent

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a vote on the eve of the annual March for Life, the Senate Jan. 17 failed to pass a measure that would have codified the Hyde Amendment, which forbids federal funding for most abortions or abortion-related care.

'So small a thing' can be a big deal, bishop says at march vigil's end

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Bishop Barry C. Knestout of Richmond, Virginia, quoted from Catholic author J.R.R. Tolkien to make a pro-life point during his homily at the Jan. 18 Mass that closed the Vigil for Life.

'Deception' guided court cases that legalized abortion, archbishop says

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The two Supreme Court cases that legalized abortion virtually on demand in the United States were based on "deception," said Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas.

Seeking Christ's face: Some believe hilltop shrine holds true relic

MANOPPELLO, Italy (CNS) -- At the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello, visitors see a transparent cloth encased between two glass panes within an ornate silver frame above the sanctuary's altar.

No place for 'religious test' in government, says Senate in unanimous vote

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Senate late Jan. 16 unanimously adopted a resolution "to reaffirm religious liberty and condemn religious tests for federal officials."