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Washington Area Events


March for Life

January 22, 2014 at 12 noon, National Mall

U.S. Roman Catholic and Orthodox Bishops will open the rally with prayer at 12 noon. The rally will be followed immediately by the march to Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court. More information is available at or by calling 202-234-3300.

Archbishop Naumann of Kansas City (KS) greeted hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers at the 2011 March for Life Rally. In his opening prayer, he asked for God’s protection for each human life from conception onward, and that the witness of those gathered would bring about a conversion of hearts and minds.

Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life

January 20, 2014 - Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Founded in 2000 and later renamed after the death of His Eminence John Cardinal O'Connor, the late Archbishop of New York and great champion of human life, the Cardinal O'Connor Conference, the largest student-run pro-life conference in the nation, seeks to bring together students and activists to discuss the defense of the sanctity of life.

This year's conference will feature a keynote address by Robert P. George - the founder and director of James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, a panel discussion titled "Publicly Pro-Life: Why Abortion Is Not a Private Issue," and breakout speakers discussing a variety of life issues. The Conference will conclude with a Mass for Life celebrated in Georgetown's Dahlgren Chapel by the Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, SJ, Bishop of Oakland.

More information regarding speakers, the conference schedule, and registration prices can be found by visiting or by email at

Uniendo nuestras voces

January 21, 2014 - 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. - Harris Theatre on the campus of George Mason University (4373 Mason Pond Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030)  

Sponsored by Latinos por la Vida (LXV), a coalition comprised of the Archdiocese of New York and Corazon Puro, a bilingual chastity ministry started by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.

Uniendo nuestras voces is a rally in Spanish for the purpose of inviting Latinos into further integration into the pro-life movement. It will include talks by Alejandro Bermudez, renowned journalist from EWTN, and Aurora Tinajero, Director of Spanish Ministry at the Catholic Pro-Life Committee of North Texas, Inc. The rally will also include a concert by the Joan Sanchez & Rio Poderoso band.

Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the event. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit

A promotional flyer and postcard are also available to download.

Contact Daniela Adames by phone at (212) 371-1000 ext.3184 or by email at with any questions.

Life is Very Good Evening of Prayer and Morning Rally

January 21 and 22, 2014 - Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University
Sponsored by the Diocese of Arlington Office of Youth Ministry.

  • Evening Of Prayer (including Eucharistic Adoration): 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Featuring Matt Maher, Mary Bielski, and Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR. Tickets are $15 each.
  • Morning Rally (including Mass with Bishop Loverde and opportunities for reconciliation): 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Doors open at 8:00 a.m.) Featuring the Josh Blakesley Band, Mary Bielski, and Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR. Tickets are $10 each.

Discount rate of $20 if you attend both the evening and morning events. Reserved seating in order of payment. For more information and to purchase tickets, please see Life is VERY Good. Contact Jaclyn at with any questions.

Youth Rally and Mass for Life

January 22, 2014 - Verizon Center and DC Armory

Once again the Archdiocese of Washington will host the Youth Rally and Mass for Life on the morning of the National March. The event will be held at the Verizon Center and the DC Armory, both in Washington, DC.

All tickets have now been reserved. If you would like the opportunity to be put on a waiting list, please contact Michelle Carper at or 301-853-4555.

For more information about the event, visit or

Adult and Family Rally & Mass for Life

January 22, 2014 - Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington and the Association of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities

  • 9:00 a.m. – Rally featuring keynote speaker Chad Judice, author of "Waiting for Eli"
  • 10:00 a.m. – Mass celebrated by Bishop Francisco Gonzalez
  • 11:30 a.m. – Depart for National March For Life

Join the Facebook event, and register online (free).

Contact the Archdiocese of Washington Department of Life Issues at 301-853-5318.

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