MARCH FOR LIFE 2021 UPDATE
The March for Life 2021 will be held on January 29th in Washington, D.C. from 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM. There will be no bus transportation available from Corpus Christi. However, the good news is that you can participate virtually this year by registering at www.marchforlife.co/2021virtual. By doing so, you will receive links to access the March for Life livestreams directly to your inbox on the morning of the March.
In addition, there will be a special Mass held on 1/29 at
12 pm at our Parish Chapel.
CALL TO ACTION
“Follow the science”. It is a phrase elected officials, unelected officials, and many in the media repeat frequently, especially regarding recommended measures to mitigate COVID-19. It is time for us to ask these same people to “follow the science” and end the evil that is abortion. In this country, murder is a crime. Yet abortions are performed, unabated by the science that tells us life begins at conception. The National March for Life 2021 will be held in Washington D.C on Friday, January 29, 2021. It is our call to action to stand for life. More information for those wishing to attend the March can be found in the bulletin as it becomes available. In the weeks leading up to the March for Life, read the bulletin for the facts on the Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that will surprise and shock you. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke, British statesman (1729-1797)
“The theme and artwork are copyrights of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, used with permission, all rights reserved. Corpus Christi Catholic Church is not an affiliate of or legal division of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, which you can learn more about at marchforlife.org.”
National March for Life 2021
As you are aware, theNational March for Life isstill occurring in Washington, DC this year. Due to the presidential inauguration, the date of the March was moved toJanuary 29th, 2021. The Rally on the Mall begins at noon and the March itself is from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Complete details can be found here:https://marchforlife.org/national-march-for-life/
Bishop Burbidgewill be celebratingMass on the morning of the March for Life (Friday, January 29) at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More at 9:30 am.All are welcomed to attend in-person with registration. Details on registration will be available here:https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/massforlife/
There is not aLife is VERY Good Rally and Massat Eagle Bank Arena (George Mason University) on the morning of the March for Life this year.
At the end of the March,Bishop Burbidge will be waiting to greet your group at the usual spot: Constitution and 1stStreet NW, where the March turns right towards the Supreme Court. Social distancing and face covering protocols will be observed at all times.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Diocese of Arlington will be hosting a much smaller version of events surrounding the March for Life. TheLife is VERY Good Evening of Prayerwill be taking place at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 7:30-9:00 pm. The evening includes adoration with Bishop Burbidge presiding, a keynote by Chris Stefanick, and music by Steve Angrisano. In addition to being livestreamed, the opportunity to attend in-person will be offered by online registration to families and youth of the Diocese of Arlington. Registration information will be made available in early January, taking into account the COVID-19 safety guidelines in place at that time. Registration details will be available here:https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/youth-ministry/life-is-very-good/
That’s all for 2020. I will be back in touch after the turn of the year. Until then, be assured of my grateful prayers for you and all your life-affirming activities. I wish you the merriest of Christmastides and God’s choicest blessings in 2021.
Director, Respect Life
Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life
Catholic Diocese of Arlington
Spiritually Adopted Babies Update
Please continue to say the special prayer written by Bishop Fulton Sheen:
"Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby I have spiritually adopted, who is in danger of abortion. Amen
"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you." Jeremiah 1:5
ROE V. WADE FACTS
In the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion in this country, never in the Justices' decision was abortion declared a "constitutional right". Rather, the Justices' based their decision on a previously undefined "right to privacy" which is not written in the Constitution but is a "right" in the penumbrae of the Constitution. The penumbrae are used to describe implied powers of the federal government derived from a specific rule. In this case, the "right to privacy" is implied from the First Amendment to the Constitution.
A Life at Conception Act declares unborn children to be "persons" as defined by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution and therefore entitled to legal protection. If this bill passes Congress and is signed into law by the President , then the evil that is abortion would end. Contact your U.S. Senators and your Congressional Representative and let them know your support for this bill, H.R.616 Life At Conception Act introduced in the House of Representatives on January 16, 2019.
U.S. Senators for state of Virginia:
Senator Mark Warner (D) www.warner.senate.gov
Senator Tim Kaine (D) www.kaine.senate.gov
U.S. Representative for 10th Congressional District:
Representative Jennifer Wexton (D) www.wexton.house.gov
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