500,000+ Strong

By Elizabeth Westhoff, Director of Marketing and Mission Awareness

Today I had the honor of, once again, participating in the annual March for Life in Washington, D. C. It was, as they always are here, an early, cold start to the day.  Walking what seems hundreds of miles on the streets of this city, all the while, carrying packs full of cameras, paperwork, and other equipment.  It was pretty much the same as any other year, except for one thing–the throngs of people.

I’ve never seen anything like this. 500,000 (or MORE) human beings in the snow, bitter cold, etc. No one was fussy. No one was rude. No one was out of control. There was singing, praying, crying, story telling, and prayerful silence.

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You Knit Me in my Mother’s Womb

By Julie Bostick, Executive Director, Office of Laity & Family Life

When I think about the size of the world and the number of people in it, I feel small and insignificant.  It boggles my mind to try to understand how God can know and love each and every individual person.  I think that is why Psalm 139 has always been one of my favorite Scripture passages.  It reminds me that I am not insignificant to God, because God knew me and my whole life story before I was a blip on my Mom and Dad’s radar screen.

“O Lord, you have probed me and you know me; you know when I sit and when I stand; you understand my thoughts from afar.  My journeys and my rest you scrutinize, with all my ways you are familiar” (Psalm 139:1-3).

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We Commit to Pray for the Unborn

Whether you are going on the March for Life or not, we invite you to commit to praying with us for the unborn and for an end to abortion. To commit to praying during the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and everyday please click here. And be sure to let your friends know on about your commitment on Twitter ! 

The following people have already committed to praying each day for the unborn and for an end to abortion:

  1. John Weidner
  2. Ann Walsh
  3. Jackie Weber
  4. Janine B. Brodeur
  5. Marlene Kren
  6. Emily
  7. Deacon Samuel H. Lee
  8. Julie Sinak
  9. Analisa Cortes
  10. Jeff Ewy
  11. Lynn H. Ewy
  12. Jennifer Thornton-McCulloughc
  13. Dennis Russell
  14. Kathy Russell
  15. Sr. M. Dolorosa, F.S.G.M
  16. Tina M. Weber
  17. The Slama Family
  18. Mary Kay Leary
  19. John Beaver
  20. Marlene Altemueller
  21. Mark
  22. Mary Carty
  23. Luke Koebbe
  24. Phyllis Koebbe
  25. Garrett Herrmann
  26. Amy Herrmann
  27. Elaine Rennier
  28. Mary McG
  29. Teresa
  30. Katie Kemner
  31. Theresa C. Eldridge
  32. Linda Cline
  33. Amanda Kurdys
  34. Lucia McGrew
  35. Mary Kwarta
  36. Gretchen Pacheco
  37. Maria Kilmer
  38. Beth Kalb
  39. Deacon Frank Chauvin
  40. Eric Zyk
  41. Beth Croker
  42. Marisol Pfaf
  43. Ed Murphy
  44. Kim Burris
  45. Kathleen Endicott
  46. Denise Sausercommit
  47. Kathy Davis
  48. Val Giglio
  49. Jack Woodruff
  50. Margaret Woodruff
  51. Christina Chretien
  52. JoAnne Van Acker
  53. John McGuiness
  54. Christine Millsap
  55. Tony Phillips
  56. Seminarian Ritchie Oritz
  57. Alicia Etzel
  58. Janey Lawson
  59. Deacon Larry Nava
  60. Andrew Shipp
  61. Kirk Boschert
  62. Sheila Snodgrass
  63. Elaine Snyder
  64. Kathy Fotouhi
  65. Mike McBride
  66. Michael Seagriff
  67. Nate
  68. Michelle Konakci
  69. Ed Puzzella
  70. Mary Peyton
  71. Lucy Zeik Karam
  72. Nancy Mimbs
  73. Kristine Vaughn
  74. Erin
  75. Jaclyn Laffleur
  76. Annie
  77. Kaytlynn Blinkhorn
  78. Mindy Cochran
  79. Gabriel Chow
  80. Katey Darpel
  81. Karen
  82. Eddie
  83. Terry
  84. Ann Lederman
  85. Edward Kato
  86. Sr. Mary Kathleen Ronan, R.S.M.
  87. Andrea Witt
  88. Sister Teresa Liu
  89. Maureen Tyson
  90. Ginger
  91. Patricia Murphy
  92. Deacon Gerry Quinn
  93. Barbara Fischer
  94. Kate Hazen
  95. Glenn F.
  96. Jack Krings
  97. Barb Koch
  98. Tom Lancia
  99. Rose Cecile Espinos
  100. Cindy Asinger
  101. Susan Petruso
  102. Kim Staten
  103. Darlene Doerr
  104. Sister Luanne,Boland
  105. Mary Ann Hoeynck
  106. Diana Fernow
  107. Colleen Snead
  108. Mary Liticker
  109. Jim Frese
  110. Julie Beiser
  111. Ben Govero
  112. Angie Vorholt
  113. Women for Faith & Family
  114. Kathleen Stinehart
  115. Madeleine Reilly
  116. Fr. Robert Evans
  117. Oguibe Lillian
  118. Sue Iffrig
  119. Walt Schuster
  120. Jackie Schuster
  121. Peggy Webb
  122. Gerry Deken
  123. Gary Dierks
  124. Dallas Orf
  125. Ruth Orf
  126. Grace Prosperi
  127. Karen Schamel
  128. Msgr. Mark Rivituso
  129. Lisa Johnston
  130. Joseph Kenny
  131. Beth Lauver
  132. Krisite
  133. Fr. Michael J. Houser
  134. Jerome Mueller
  135. Rosalia Mueller
  136. Daniel Hoff
  137. Jennifer Stanard
  138. Kathryn Zeik
  139. Lisa Randazzo
  140. Msgr. John Shamleffer
  141. Archbishop Robert Carlson
  142. Bishop Rice
  143. Elizabeth Westhoff
  144. Nancy Werner
  145. Evann Duplantier
  146. Kathy Wacker
  147. Barbara Redington
  148. Carol Ann Simon
  149. Jeanne
  150. Rita Stanley
  151. Rachel Garzon
  152. Karen Allwin
  153. Fr. David Skillman
  154. Denise Ward
  155. Ana Schultz
  156. Gregory Walter
  157. The Hoefl Family
  158. Micaela Swift
  159. Jennifer Morgan
  160. Gina Indelicato
  161. Brad Indelicato
  162. David Laughlin
  163. Bob Helmsing
  164. Mary Alice Helmsing
  165. Kathy
  166. Pat Cannone
  167. Jason Koenig
  168. Eric Jarvis
  169. Timothy O’Neil
  170. Alisha Carmouche Capstick
  171. Caroline Appelbaum
  172. John Paul Appelbaum
  173. Luke Appelbaum
  174. Maddie Appelbaum
  175. Dan Appelbaum
  176. Keith Buckner
  177. Chris Meyers
  178. Mary Burke
  179. Dominic Lozano
  180. Kelly Kapp
  181. Jennifer Redmore
  182. Julie Mohan
  183. Marie Deabler
  184. Julie Blanco
  185. Anne
  186. Tara Cooper
  187. Ryan Martin Burke
  188. William D’Auria
  189. Timothy Grisby
  190. Rob Shipp
  191. Judy Shipp
  192. Tara Davis
  193. Ashley Engel
  194. Mary Orf
  195. John Orf
  196. Susie Choin
  197. Shari Hayden
  198. Theresa Strake
  199. Ana Ormonde
  200. Charlene Beach
  201. Colleen Wiswall
  202. Mary Wolf
  203. Mike Kickhamc
  204. Lauren Ficker
  205. Betty Tyrey
  206. Grace Brandon
  207. Laura Holland O’Brien
  208. Kurt Lahnar
  209. Sara Lauterwasser
  210. Carissa Kulpa
  211. Tina Mueller
  212. Janie Ingolia
  213. Shelby Lefeld
  214. Shanna Spraul
  215. Julia Quade
  216. Michael Barker
  217. The REAP Team
  218. Katy Guill
  219. John Schenk
  220. Andrew Sweeso
  221. Jack
  222. Claire Yallaly
  223. Marie Summers
  224. Paul Masek
  225. Sister Adriane Torrisi, SDSH
  226. Maryann Durnien
  227. Jennifer Brinker
  228. Dave Snively
  229. Diane Snively
  230. Lisa Graas
  231. John A Crowe
  232. Eric James Jarvis
  233. Tom Buckley
  234. Dave Mueckl
  235. Kathy Mueckl
  236. Stephen Niebrugge
  237. Lucy Niebrugge
  238. Maura Niebrugge
  239. Thomas Niebrugge
  240. John Niebrugge
  241. Kathleen Niebrugge
  242. Brian Niebrugge
  243. Patrick Russell
  244. Kay
  245. Carol
  246. George Kerry
  247. Matthew W. DeWitt
  248. Maureen Kane
  249. The Hogan Family
  250. Rosemary
  251. Jeff Pauls
  252. Carol Lozano
  253. Chuck Raymond, Jr.
  254. Helaine
  255. Christina Weigand
  256. Marlene Kren
  257. Carol Jean Kilgore
  258. C J Kilgore
  259. Janet Doubek
  260. Ann LF
  261. Sandra Price
  262. Jean Brooking
  263. Ralph Bostick
  264. Julie Bostick
  265. Patricia Viamontes
  266. Peggy Forrest
  267. Joy
  268. Kerry Warner
  269. Elizabeth Escoffery
  270. Elizabeth F.
  271. Sarah Reinhard
  272. Seth Jansen
  273. Greg Robeson
  274. Kathy
  275. Joe P
  276. Steve Rupp
  277. Debbie Rupp
  278. Nicole Marchant Merlo
  279. Annette Keipp
  280. Michael P. Meehan
  281. Mary Catherine Hodes
  282. Tim Caddell
  283. Patrick Muenks
  284. JoAnn Muenks
  285. Fr. James Theby
  286. Karen Nolkemper
  287. Deacon Donald J. Schmitt
  288. Janet Martineau
  289. Connie A Hoyt
  290. Kathy Covert Himmel
  291. Barbara Crafts
  292. Dottie Filla Hibbeler
  293. Marguerite Stewart
  294. Lauren Walter
  295. Amy Buehrle
  296. Kathleen McGovern
  297. Madeleine Appelbaum
  298. Louis J. Hannibal
  299. Helen Hannibal
  300. Kurt Hannibal
  301. Susan Hannibal
  302. Joe Schmeling
  303. Denise Bossert
  304. Brian Miller
  305. Diane Reynolds
  306. Colleen Schlipman
  307. Linda Hillard
  308. Deacon Paul Crafts
  309. Barbara Crafts
  310. Dan Appelbaum Family
  311. David Walter
  312. Brendan Steele
  313. Maria Walter
  314. Shelley Michael
  315. Walter M. Polchowne
  316. Patrick Windler
  317. Kate
  318. Steve Oslica
  319. Dottie Hibbeler
  320. Tracy Bowler
  321. Katie Pesha
  322. Nora Duvigneaud
  323. Tina Weber
  324. Simon Crafts
  325. Amanda Lindley
  326. Sherry Whitely
  327. Denise Rajewski Matushek
  328. Gregory S. Popp
  329. Teresa
  330. Bob Kirkpatrick
  331. Mary Kirkpatrick
  332. Michael Peter Blissenbach
  333. Anita
  334. Benjamin Walter
  335. Linda McManus
  336. Patty Bedborough
  337. Anne R. Walter
  338. Thomas Krechel
  339. Julie Harding
  340. Chris Luzecky
  341. Frederic S. Kotcher
  342. Daniel J. Watkins
  343. Melissa Davenport
  344. Nicholas J Khodai
  345. Msgr. Michael Dieckmann
  346. Rachael Rice
  347. Kathleen Gross
  348. Chad Briesacher
  349. Eva
  350. Karen Baer
  351. Brian Coulter
  352. Reid Coulter
  353. Maeve Coulter
  354. Jennifer Coulter
  355. Vicki Thurmond
  356. Andrew Auer
  357. Angie Shelton