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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Participate in Local Respect Life Events throughout January

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will be a guest speaker at the March for Life Chicago Rally on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 at 1 p.m.

Chicago, (Jan. 6, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will participate in local events in January commemorating the March for Life, an annual pro-life gathering in Washington, D.C., occurring on the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision legalizing abortion. The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Respect Life Ministry is a sponsor of March for Life Chicago.

“When a child is born, our lives are enriched and our human family benefits from this great gift of life and the contributions and talents we dream and pray a child will bring to our world,” said Cardinal Cupich. Then, quoting the papal nuncio, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Cardinal Cupich continued, “The Church must be unapologetically pro-life. We cannot abandon our defense of innocent human life or the vulnerable person. Yet, (we also need) to understand better why people seek to end pregnancies; what are the root causes of choices against life and what are the factors that make those choices so complicated for some; and, to begin to form a consensus with concrete strategies to build the culture of life and the civilization of love.”

Pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Chicago will join Catholics from dioceses across the country at the National March for Life Pilgrimage from Thursday, Jan. 20 – Sunday, Jan. 23 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The archdiocese’s Respect Life Ministry promotes the dignity and protection of human life through programs, education, pastoral care and advocacy. Programs focus on many topics, including protection of the unborn, euthanasia and assisted suicide. For more information about Respect Life events, please visit