So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Thursday, May 11, 2017

March for Life 2017 Victoria, BC.

A very well attended event. Rain ceased in time for the March and gathering at the Provincial Legislature. In his concluding remarks, the Master of Ceremonies drew attention to the fact that the sun broke through brightly as the concluding prayer was being said.

The 10th Annual March was conducted in a peaceful manner. The Archdiocese of Vancouver, the Diocese of Victoria, the Fellowship of Blessed John Henry Newman (Ordinariate) and mainland protestant communities were well represented by clergy. Mainland and Island Catholic high schools were also well represented. Two or three male pro-abortion counter-protesters maneuvered themselves into the front middle of the gathering with makeshift signs. The gathering proceeded without incident.

For the favourable weather, thanks be to God for prayers answered. Thanks be to God for the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary, ever-virgin.

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The marchers approach the causeway.

Rev. Fr. Dean Henderson, UVic Chaplain
with Anastasia Pearse, Executive Director of NCLN

The Most Reverend Gary Gordon, Bishop of Victoria
(with Merlin)

St. Andrew's High School Choir sang as marchers gathered.

Master of Ceremonies

March For Life 2017 - Key Note Speakers

His Grace J. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver.

Stan Leyenhorst has lived with the effects of a spinal injury for almost forty years. At present runs his own recycling and building business while also working full-time as an accessibility specialist.

Irene De Souza recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts degree, double majoring in Psychology and English Literature. For the past two summers, she worked as an intern for the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform.

John Carpay, Founder and president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms.

In the upper right corner of the last photo, Fr. Carl Reid (Fellowship of Blessed John Henry Newman) can be seen speaking with the Pastor of the Victoria Ordinariate's host parish, Our Lady of Fatima, Fr. Marinaldo Batista.

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