Archbishop Cordileone Asks Young Pro-Lifers to Defend Life — And Marriage

As the Walk for Life West Coast marks its 10th anniversary, drawing over 50,000, San Francisco’s shepherd highlights the need to bring marriage into the conversation.

BY JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND

Archbishop Cordileone at the Walk for Life West Coast

Archbishop Cordileone at the Walk for Life West Coast

SAN FRANCISCO — A massive crowd stretching out for a mile in sunny downtown San Francisco showed the growing momentum of the Walk for Life, which celebrated its 10th anniversary and offered new programs for participants from across California and neighboring states.

On Jan. 25, over 50,000 people gathered in front of San Francisco City Hall, and the diverse crowd included a mix of ages, ethnic and religious groups, with songs and prayer in English and Spanish.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, during his homily at the Mass proceeding the rally, congratulated the young people present for embracing the pro-life movement, and joining the hundreds of lay activists, priests, women and men religious, and seminarians at St. Mary’s Cathedral….

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