Praying, marching for life

January 23, 2011


From left, Duane, Eric, Kathryn, Anne and Emilia Fredrickson of St. Dominic in Northfield sing during a prayer service for life at the Cathedral of St. Paul on Jan. 22, the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade that legalized abortion in America. Archbishop John Nienstedt led the prayer service, with Bishops Lee Piché and Paul Sirba also attending. Hundreds braved single-digit temperatures to come to the Cathedral and march to the State Capitol afterward to take part in a rally sponsored by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life.

Youth from Maternity of Mary in St. Paul carry signs as they march from the Cathedral to the State Capitol.

Photos by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit