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IGNITE rally open to all

High school students listen to a talk during the 2018 IGNITE Rally. LEAVEN PHOTO BY LORI WOOD HABIGER

by The Leaven

TOPEKA — The Kansas March for Life will kick off again this year with the IGNITE Youth Pro-Life Rally on Jan. 22 at the Topeka Performing Arts Center.

Although the IGNITE rally has a special emphasis on youth, anyone of any age may also come to the rally and the following events, said Debra Niesen, pro-life consultant for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

The Topeka Performing Arts Center is at 214 SE 8th Ave. The event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and the Pro-Life Office.

The keynote address will be given by D.J. Hueneman, a dynamic youth speaker who enjoys sharing important life topics with humor and love. His experiences as a Catholic husband, father, firefighter and pregnancy center counselor make him passionate about the Gospel of Life, said Niesen.

Music will be provided by Wichita Adore Ministries, a praise and worship band.

Archbishop Naumann attempts some dance moves during the IGNITE Rally in 2018. LEAVEN PHOTO BY LORI WOOD HABIGER

The doors open at 8:30 a.m., followed by the program, a Mass at 11 a.m. with the Catholic bishops of Kansas, and the march to the Capitol.

There’s no cost, but participants must register at:


• 8:30 a.m.— Doors open
• 9 a.m. — Program begins
•11 a.m. — Mass with the Kansas bishops
• 12:30 p.m. — March to the Capitol for the Kansans for Life Rally

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

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