“Even though you can’t see or hear them at all, A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
Today is the annual March For Life in Washington, D.C., in protest of the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I am happy and amazed to report that this is also Alex’s third time to go. He is passionate about a great many things, but one of the things about which he is most passionate is the right to life.
He has traveled to the March with our youth group from St. John the Baptist Church, and one of the most exciting parts of his “pilgrimage” is that he will be attending Mass this morning celebrated by Cardinal Rigali, who was one of the religious leaders who presented the Manhattan Declaration back in November! Then, Alex will get to serve at the special North Carolina Mass with both Bishop Jugis from our own Diocese of Charlotte and Bishop Burbidge, from the Diocese of Raleigh.
And, of course, he will get to march. We are still free here in the United States, and we can still protest peacefully. I am so proud of my son that he wants to participate and make his voice known, because the smallest members of our society cannot yet fight for themselves.