Masses for the Indulgence and what ‘Indulgences’ Are (and Aren’t!)

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 in 2019 Plenary Indulgence, 2019 Walk for Life, Blog, Holy Father, Praise God

Catholics are thrilled at the announced Plenary Indulgences for attendance at Walk for Life West Coast related Masses (as well as the other Indulgence conditions). But just what is an Indulgence and how does it work? Fr. Michael Hurley, OP, pastor of San Francisco’s St. Dominic’s Church (and a long-time Walk veteran himself) explains here. Here is a partial list of Walk-related Masses that qualify for the Indulgence, and we will add more as we...

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Great news for Catholic Walkers! Plenary Indulgence/Papal Blessing for Participation at Walk’s Sacred Ceremonies!

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 in 2019 Walk for Life, Blog, Holy Father, Praise God, Walk for Life Bishops, Walk for Life Religious Leaders

Great news for Catholic pro-lifers! The Vatican has granted the request of Archbishop Cordileone and his brother bishops of this Ecclesiastical Province and has declared opportunities for obtaining a plenary indulgence for those participating in the sacred celebrations related to the Walk for Life West Coast and some of the other pro-life events being held around the country this month! And there is also a Papal blessing for those who attend...

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50,000 at our sister Marche in Paris!!

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 in 2017 Walk for Life, Blog, Holy Father, International News, Praise God

That’s the Marche Pour la Vie, founded in the same year as the Walk for Life West Coast! Walkers will remember that in 2011 our co-Chair Dolores Meehan spoke at the Paris Marche, and one of the Paris organizers, Paul Genoux-Defermont, came to San Francisco and spoke to us! A great example of the worldwide reach of the pro-life movement!   LifeSiteNews has the story: Huge Crowd of 50,000 joins Paris March or Life More than 50,000...

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Wow! Apostolic Blessing from Pope Francis for the Walk for Life West Coast!

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 in 2016 Walk for Life, Blog, Holy Father, Praise God

How wonderful and humbling! His Holiness Pope Francis has sent given his Apostolic Blessing to the Walk! Here is an excerpt, via Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, and Arcbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the Apostolic Nuncio, and the full letter is reproduced below. His Holiness Pope Francis sends warm greetings and his assurance of his closeness in prayer to all taking part in the annual Walk for Life West Coast…to those...

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Vatican Diplomat Compliments Lila Rose, Young U.S. Pro-Lifers

Posted on Mar 18, 2015 in Blog, Holy Father, International Press, Press Coverage, Students For Life

Thanks, Excellency! From Radio Vaticana: Archbishop Auza: Face of pro-life movement “more youthful” Vatican Radio The Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations expressed his gratitude for the efforts of young people to promote human life and dignity, noting that the face of the pro-life movement is becoming “more and more youthful.” Archbishop Bernardito Auza was speaking last week at an event honoring Lila Rose, a...

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Walk Chaplain Fr. Fessio Stands for Life with Filipino Bishops

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in 2015 Walk for Life, Blog, Holy Father, International News

On January 29, 2015 noted Vatican watcher Sandro Magister published a column detailing the response of Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, founder of Ignatius Press, co-founder of USF’s legendary Ignatius Institute, and chaplain of the Walk for Life West Coast, to a recent statement by French Jesuit Pierre de Charentenay. In the pages of the Jesuit journal La Civiltà Cattolica, Fr. de Charentenay had “slammed the Filipino bishops for being ‘backward’ and...

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