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IWKnights Corner For February 14, 2021
( Third Sunday in Ordinary Time / St. Valentine’s Day)

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Students from Oakcrest School, an all-girls school in northern Virginia, lead the 47th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., past the U.S. Supreme Court building Jan. 24, 2020. Photo by Jeffrey Bruno.

The annual March For Life - a virtual event this year - occurred several weeks ago.  This concludes our presentation of the series of Questions and Answers which the Knights of Columbus' Columbia Magazine recently posed to the president of the March.

"After months of social and political unrest amid an ongoing global pandemic, the 48th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., took place Jan. 29 under a banner of unity and hope: “Together Strong: Life Unites.”  This year’s theme underscores the fact that, for decades, the March for Life has been the largest peaceful protest for human rights in the United States.

Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund since 2012, has long been an eloquent and passionate advocate for the unborn and pregnant women in need.  Columbia recently spoke with her about this year’s theme, the momentum of the pro-life movement, and social and political challenges in the new year."

"COLUMBIA: How is the COVID-19 pandemic expected to affect the march in 2021?  How can people unite in support of life if they are unable to attend in person?

JEANNE MANCINI: Given the pandemic landscape, we will take — and require — necessary health precautions to protect marchers, as well increase our virtual presence for friends to participate from home.  Check out our website at marchforlife.org to get specific and up-to-date information."

"COLUMBIA:  With looming threats to pro-life legislative measures, how can the pro-life movement respond and continue to build on the momentum it has gained in recent years?

JEANNE MANCINI: It is critical to stay engaged and communicate effectively with elected officials on pro-life policies.  One way that pro-life Americans can do this is through March for Life Action and our broad activist network, which makes contacting your representatives on the most important policies easy.

It is important to support groups like the March for Life that strongly advocate for pro-life policies at all levels of government. Stay educated, run for local office, write opinion pieces. There is no lack of work or need.

Finally, please remember that the most effective way to build a culture of life in a hostile environment is through the spiritual means of prayer and fasting."

You can always find information about the March at marchforlifeaction.org.

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Links Related to this week’s column:

‘Together Strong’
An interview with Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, about the unity, growth and challenges of the pro-life cause.
By Columbia Magazine Staff (1/1/2021)
Click here for Website
Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic
A Novena which seeks Our Lady’s Intercession for Protection in Time of Pandemic
By His Holiness, Pope Francis (3/2020)
Click here for the Prayer

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