March for Life 2009

Mass at Saint Patrick Basilica:
The celebrant was Most Reverend Jean Louis Plouffe, Bishop of Sault Saint Marie. He gave a terrific homily. He said being pro life is not just a cause, it is a calling. We are men and women who are called to be artisans of a culture of life. We know in our hearts that human life is to be respected because it is sacred, because we are made in God's likeness. It is not mere religious opinion. Upholding the right to life is speaking up for a basic fundamental human right. We are called to give our lives so others may live, not counting the cost and not afraid to acknowledge the truth. Our vocation is love and it is by our love that we will win the hearts of others and the world will come to know the truth.
by the Politicians on the Hill

 View of the crowd from the steps

We met the Priests for Life at the Eternal Flame and joined with them in the march
Father Tom with Deacon Lee Winchester from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Ottawa
 Walking South on Elgin Street
 Cardinal Marc Ouellet ( below )Archbishop of Quebec  and Father Jean from the
Diocese of Quebec
Back to Parliament Hill

Thank you to the brave women and men of Silent no More.

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The Ottawa Citizen May 21, 2009 by Patricia Maloney


Jennifer Snell's letter to the Ottawa Citizen

Rod Bruinooge, MP, PPLC
Press Release from


May 15, 2009
from Life Site News
From Life Site News
from the Ottawa Citizen By Tony Spears
from the National Post by Nancy Gall:
from the National Post by Michael Coren
from Archbishop Prendergast's Blog May 14/, 2009
and from the Archbishop's Blog May 14, 2009 
 from my blog  Maureen

 It is estimated that there were 12,000 in Attendance
We met these wonderful people below from Saint Hyacinthe in Quebec
My sister Pat below with the couple from Quebec. We are still at the flame waiting for the march to begin
Father Tom Lynch, Director of Priests for Life Canada with my friend Jennifer
Pat took my picture with his Grace, Bishop Plouffe ( below) from the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie Ontario
  We met Father Anthony Hannon on our way back to the Hill

And it is always a delight to see Archbishop Terrence Prendergast