Deacon John,

This week, the kickoff of the largest spring 40 Days for Life campaign ever — in 340+ cities — received great coverage from both secular and religious media!

We saw a number of excellent national and local stories … including a feature in The Washington Times.


Washington, DC

The vigil in front of the main Planned Parenthood location in Washington kicked off in the dark in a driving rain – with reporters from the Washington Times on hand to talk to participants.

Katie, the local leader, told the newspaper that their prayerful presence outside abortion centers saves lives. “And if our presence saves lives, shouldn’t we be out here as frequently as we can to make a difference?”

Jeanne Mancini of the March for Life spoke at the kickoff, citing Scripture to the group gathered under umbrellas … [more]


Naples, Florida

“It’s important we stand up for life at all stages,” Bishop Frank Dewane of the Venice diocese told WBBH-TV. “Mostly it’s those at the beginning of life and the end of life who can’t speak up for themselves” … [more]


Memphis, Tennessee

“We want to offer them hope,” one of the Memphis volunteers told a reporter from the local newspaper, the Commercial Appeal. “We want them to know that God loves them and there is a plan” … [more]


Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”

— Luke 1:30-33

Heavenly Father, you have made the womb of each woman a very special place. Help us to hold fast to the sanctity of this first home of humanity, remembering the wonderful mystery, that God inhabited the womb of a young woman and came forth as the savior and deliverer of the world.

See today’s full devotional

Can’t get out to the vigil during the week? Why not go this weekend! There are 340+ sites around the world.


Shawn D. Carney

President, 40 Days for Life


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