I can’t be there today for the March for Life DC 2020, but I was there with the MASSIVE CROWD in 2010. Miss Abby Dawg (of beloved memory) was there with me, too, but she was all snuggledy-cozy in the comfort of a pet hotel, eating snacks and getting cuddles, while I was freezing in the cold, damp northern air. (And realizing that I’m really not young any more, my sarcoidosis making it more difficult than ever to cling to any illusions I may have had otherwise. I used to love cold air when I lived in NH. Now, not so much.)
I finally made it all the way to the end but not without stopping. At one point going up that big hill (don’t ask me where it was but I think we had nearly reached the Capitol building, I was pooped!), I looked back and saw the massive the crowd making their way up the hill, I knew I had a great
excuse to stop opportunity to pause to take some photos. Posted here are a few of them. More are on my Flickr page in my March for Life, 2010, D.C. album. The rest are on an external drive somewhere around here.
This lovely young lady told me that she was “supposed to be born a genetic defect, so the doctor said Abort her!” At four months! God bless her mother for letting her daughter have the chance to be born. Doctors are wrong about genetic defects and other imagined problems more often than you might think, judging by the stories so many have shared with me and by what I have read and have seen.
Not sure I have much to add to that, pretty much says it all. I think a good many Catholics have never bothered themselves to read what the Church teaches, and many who have read it only did so in order to find a way around it. I personally know of some who have done exactly that. Reading Evangelium Vitae would be a great start, then the Splendor of Truth. One could get very serious and read Ott’s Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma. And then one would have NO EXCUSE.
Thank you for reading. I hope you will enjoy your visit. Until next time, whoever and wherever you are, may the Lord bless you and keep you, and may His peace be always with you. +JMJ+