The Annual March for Life is a national event promoting respect and dignity for
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Catholics Gearing Up For March For Life
all human life from conception to natural death.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions. At the time, they legalized abortion nationwide.
A delegation of approximately 3,000 individuals from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will take part in the Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 20, 2023 to promote respect for all human life from conception to natural death. The Philadelphia delegation includes strong representation from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary as well as Archdiocesan parishes and schools.
March for Life activities will begin with an opening Mass celebrated for the delegation at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Most Reverend John J. McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, will be the principal celebrant and Most Reverend Bruce Lewandowski, Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, will be the principal homilist. Students from Bishop Shanahan High School will provide the liturgical music.
Friday, January 20, 2023
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20017
The March for Life 2023 Rally will take place at 12:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Washington Monument. Following the Mass, participants from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will gather on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 6th Street in front of the National Gallery of Art and begin the march at approximately 1:00 p.m.
The Church’s strong commitment to protecting and preserving human life is a holistic one. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is one of the largest private providers of social services in the region. Our ministries and programs provide a continuum of care to those in need regardless of their faith tradition.