WASHINGTON (USCCB) — More than 10,000 pilgrims, many of them youth from schools around the nation, are expected to gather in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to pray for an end to abortion at the Opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life, Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m., the eve of the annual March for Life. The vigil coincides with the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision on Jan. 22, 1973, which legalized abortion nationwide. Since the decision was handed down, an estimated 56 million abortions have been performed legally in the United States.
SALT LAKE CITY — Dr. Maureen Condic, an associate professor of neurobiology and anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine, has received a five-year appointment as a corresponding member for the Pontifical Academy for Life.
SALT LAKE CITY — Andrew and Terri Lyke will be the guest presenters at the Annual Marriage Enrichment retreat “Marriage on a Lampstand: Mission Possible,” on Feb. 14.
SALT LAKE CITY — Parish leaders, lay ecclesial ministers, directors of religious education, youth ministers, parish council members, DCCW leaders, Knights of Columbus and Catholic educators are all invited to attend the one-day retreat “Growing as a Spiritual Leader.”
Father Les Schmidt, a Glenmary Home Missioner, will present this retreat, which is intended to assist lay leaders in embracing their call to serve the Church.