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Pro-life opportunities plentiful in January

Pro-life advocates walk past the Supreme Court building during the March for Life in Washington Jan. 22, the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in the U.S. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The pro-life office of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas offers multiple opportunities for engagement this January for those wanting to advocate for the pro-life cause.

The office is sponsoring four buses to the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19 for high school youth and also its first-ever Young Adult Pilgrimage.

In Topeka, pro-life activities will begin with the “Ignite” event for youth from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 22 at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. It will feature testimony from abortion survivor Melissa Ohden, and prayer and worship led by the Wichita Adore Ministries.

“Ignite” will conclude with a Mass with three of the bishops of Kansas at 11 a.m. After Mass, participants can join the Kansans for Life rally at noon on the Capitol steps.

Tickets to “Ignite” are free, but need to be ordered ahead of time. Scholarships are available to schools and parishes that want to attend. For information, click here.

Catholics can also participate in a digital pilgrimage, “9 Days for Life,” from Jan. 18 to 26. Participants can sign up to receive daily intentions on their smartphone or online. For information and to join, visit the website.

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The Leaven is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

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