Date: January 18, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Nash Square,
Downtown Raleigh, NC
Julie Scott Emmons, M. Ed., At Large NCRTL Board Member
Barbara Holt, President, NC Right to Life
The Very Rev. Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop,
Diocese of Raleigh
Steven Mosher, President of the population Research Institute
Erin Karlovich, Assistant Director, NC Right to Life
William Moore: 2014 NC Scholarship for Life recipient and Attendee at the NRL Academy
Organize your church, youth, or other group to attend. March under your group’s banner so that the public can see just how diverse the movement to protect life is.
The March will immediately follow the Rally for Life. At the end of the March, there will be refreshments and the opportunity to get pro-life materials, including bumper stickers, Precious Feet pins, prolife bracelets and rings, and other items.
EVENTS PRIOR TO RALLY AND MARCH FOR LIFE (Not Hosted or Associated with NCRTL)
MASS FOR LIFE: Monsignor Williams, the pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic stated ou their web site: “The Bishop’s Mass for Life is a privileged event for St. Joseph’s. It is scheduled for Saturday, January 18 at 8:00 a.m. Pilgrims for life—from all over the Diocese—will have a rich day of manifestations in Raleigh. But many will begin it with early morning Mass here. I appeal to all St. Joseph’s people to make an effort to fill our church to overflowing on this important day of intercession, and the recharging of our energy for the cause of life. Bishop Burbidge will come early on this day. This is the time for us to be in solidarity with the shepherd of our Diocese on this urgent issue. Our bodies need to be on the line for life—as we give God the first fruits of the day.as we give God the first fruits of the day.”
Bishop Burbidge will celebrate the annual Respect Life Mass at St. Joseph’s Saturday, Jan 18 at 8:00 a.m. At 7:45 a.m. there will be a prayer service memorializing the unborn children of Project Rachel participants. During the Mass, he will bless the children in the womb of expectant mothers and their families.
LOVE MY LIFE YOUTH RALLY: This rally is an opportunity for Catholic teens to come together to celebrate life, to connect with others from across the Diocese and to learn more about living and promoting the pro-life culture. Prior to the Rally, the Bishop will celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan 18 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Following the Rally, the youth are encouraged to participate in the March for Life at Nash Square at 1:00 p.m. There will be dynamic speakers, music, and great free food.
Quick Facts • Over 54 Million unborn children have died in the United States since the 1973 Roe v. Wade U. S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion on demand. • 25, 808 women had abortions in NC in 2010 with the majority of those abortions among women over 20 years of age.
• 59.8 % of NC’s 2010 abortions are minority abortions, 44.8% are African American non Hispanic abortions.
• According to Guttmacher, “Fifty-four percent of women who have abortions had used a contraceptive method (usually the condom or the pill) during the month they became pregnant.” Only, 8% have never used contraceptives.