The Rally for Life in Hartford will be  January 21, 2012, the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Sponsored by Helpers of God’s Precious Infants and supported by the CT Coalition for Life, the Family Institute of Connecticut and St. Gerard’s Center for Life, the March will begin with a 9 am Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral (140 Farmington Ave.) presided over by Archbishop Henry Mansell. Following Mass, people will march to the state Capitol for prayer and then proceed inside the building to hear pro-life speakers. State Capitol activities begin at 10:30 am. For more information, contact Fr. Anthony DiMarco at 860-928-6535.

In 2009, the CT Coalition for Life asked FIC to help with this annual Hartford March for Life. We boosted their numbers from 50 to about 300 and I personally hosted the speakers program in the Capitol for three years in a row. Though I will not be available to MC the Hartford March this year, FIC endorses this event and we encourage everyone to attend. The Hartford March for Life’s higher turnout has held steady during the three years FIC hosted the speakers portion and we hope that will continue in our absence.

[Update: I will be keynoting the Jan. 28 Bridgeport March for Life.]

The Pro-Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford is also sponsoring a pilgrimage to Washington, DC for the 2012 March for Life. All are welcome to join in this national gathering. The prayerful pilgrimage is an opportunity to witness firsthand the hundreds of thousands of pro-life supporters who oppose the taking of the most innocent among us, the unborn. Most impressive is the tremendous number of youth who are dedicated to reversing the law that allows this travesty.

Mainstream  media will never show how truly enormous is this March for Life. Each year the numbers marching are tremendous and it will be in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC, where, we believe, this terrible law will one day be overturned.

Buses will leave the Franciscan Life Center on Sunday, January 22, 2012 and return Monday night, January 23. Mass will be celebrated in our hotel by Archbishop Henry Mansell, followed by breakfast and speaker, Monsignor James Moroney from the Diocese of Worcester. To learn more about the pilgrimage and to download the registration form, please go the Pro-Life Ministry website:

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