Published January 11, 2016
ATLANTA—On the Jan. 22 anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, Catholics will gather in Atlanta and in Washington, D.C., for a day of prayer for the legal protection of unborn children.
A Mass for the Unborn will begin at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE, in Atlanta. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory will be principal celebrant of the Mass, which will include a commissioning of Respect Life leaders from across the archdiocese. Deacon Dennis Dorner, chancellor, and Deacon Richard Tolcher will assist at the Mass.
The Office of Life, Dignity and Justice and the Respect Life Ministry are the sponsors of the 27th annual Mass. Afterward, Stand for Life participants will hold prepared signs proclaiming the sanctity of life along a two-mile stretch of Peachtree Road between 12 and 12:30 p.m. Those who wish to take part in the silent demonstration must register in advance with the Respect Life Ministry director, Brendan Dudley.
To register for Stand for Life in Atlanta, which will follow the Jan. 22 Mass for the Unborn at the Cathedral of Christ the King, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the number of people in the group.