For all of our readers living in or near Canada, we encourage you to attend next week’s 21st National March for Life™ in Canada. If you cannot make it in person, please pray for the success of the March and for the conversion of the hearts of Canadian elected officials. You can watch the March live on EWTN television.
The March is on Thursday, May 10, and, according to the National Canadian March for Life™ website:
Although the March for Life through the streets of downtown Ottawa is the main attraction, the Rally on Parliament Hill has become equally as important as it gives Canadians an opportunity to hear from political, cultural and spiritual leaders, motivating them with personal stories, messages of hope and a call to action on how we can restore a culture of life in Canada.
The Rally on the Hill starts at 12:30pm after the Peace Tower Carillon’s daily performance . . . and goes on until 1:30pm when the March begins. After the marching, everyone is encouraged to return to the Hill for an impromptu concert performed by our March for Life band followed by powerful testimonies by the women and men of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. The program on the Hill wraps up at 4pm with a closing prayer service led by the Eastern Catholic Chaplaincy of Ottawa.
EWTN will air complete coverage live from Ottawa from 11:30 a.m. ET to 4:30 p.m. ET.
This year's theme is "Pro-Life ALL IN." As the website explains, “The 2018 theme logo encourages everyone to commit themselves to the pro-life movement by going ALL IN.”
ALL IN to defend human life at all its stages.
ALL IN to speak the truth in the face of adversity.
ALL IN without exceptions, without excuses, without compromises.
If you live too far to attend the National March For Life™ in Ottawa, you may still be able to stand up for human rights at a local March for Life. In addition to the Ottawa event, many provinces except Ontario and Quebec (whose focus is on the nearby national capital) also hold regional marches at their provincial legislatures. You can find out about the dates and times of marches in the provinces here.
Please join these events either in person, on television, or in your prayers.