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Seminarians March - Bishop celebrates special Mass for the Gift of Life

News of the Diocese

January 25, 2012

Thousands participated in the 39th annual ?March for Life? in Washington D.C. which coincides with the Supreme Court Decision of 1973 legalizing abortion in the United States.

Members of the staff and students from Borromeo and St. Mary?s seminaries of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese participated in the pro-life event which ultimately seeks to change the nation?s laws to prohibit abortion.


At St. John Cathedral in downtown Cleveland, Bishop Richard Lennon celebrated the Mass ?For giving thanks to God for the Gift of Life? for the first time. The Bishops of the United States had petitioned the Vatican and this special Mass was included in the new Roman Missal.


Bishop Lennon reiterated during his homily that life is a gift from God:



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