#644 - Peace & Life: January Events, RIP Kownacki - January 13, 2023
In addition to the larger March for Life, whose route will go by the U.S. Congress rather than the Supreme Court this year, here are offerings that are consistent-life related.
Also watch out for our tables at the March Expo and O’Connor conference, and attenders at the National Pro-life Summit of Students for Life.
We could use help in staffing the tables – many hands make light work. Contact Christy Pelliccioni at email@example.com or call her at 301 - 777 - 4399.
Solidarity with Those Who are Poor and Vulnerable
Georgetown University – Online Public Dialog
Thursday, January 19, 2023 12:30 -1:30 Eastern Time, RSVP required
(Democrats for Life is a CLN member group)
Speakers include Connecticut State Representative Treneé McGee and Louisiana State Senator Katrina Jackson
Washington DC in-person event
Friday, January 20, 2023, 9:00 AM to 11 AM local time.
Connecticut State Representative Treneé McGee and Louisiana State Senator Katrina Jackson
Left: CT Rep. Trenee McGee (who will also speak at the March for Life)
Right: LA Rep. Katrina Jackson
(Rehumanize International is a CLN member group)
Washington DC, corner of 12th & Constitution, in-person event
Friday, January 20, 2023, 10:30 AM, rally with speakers and music starting at 11:00 AM.
Watch for our table in the exhibit hall!
This year’s theme - Next Steps: Humanizing our Political System.
Saturday, Washington DC, Georgetown University, in-person event
January 21, 2023, 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM
Rest in Peace: Sister Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB
CLN endorser Mary Lou Kownacki died on January 6, 2023. Here are some good obituaries:
Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB, former Pax Christi USA National Coordinator & Teacher of Peace – PRESENTE! – Pax Christi USA In Memoriam: Sister Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB | Benedictine Sisters of Erie Sr. Mary Lou Kownacki, Benedictine, peace activist and Joan Chittister's 'muse,' dies | National Catholic Reporter
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This week’s entry is an emotional one, as Rachel MacNair is Grieving for John. John was a decades-long friend of hers who bought the rhetoric of the pro-euthanasia group Compassion and Choices (formerly the Hemlock Society), and killed himself through refusing food and water. That he was a long-time active pacifist makes it all the more heartbreaking.
Quotation of the Week
This past year has seen continuing and increasing threats to the lives and dignity of the most vulnerable among us: the continuing humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border; the continued use of the death penalty in more than half the United States; Canadian laws that are encouraging the poor and vulnerable to seek euthanasia; and a lack of solidarity with unborn children and their mothers in a post-Roe world. Too often those without resources or power, those with disabilities, and those facing injustice go unheard and uncared for. They are most at risk in what Pope Francis calls the “throwaway culture.”
Societies can be measured by how they care for their weakest and most vulnerable members. . . . Those principles call for a consistent ethic of life that protects and promotes the lives and dignity of each and every person, especially those in need, and regardless of age or stage in life, ability, immigration status, race, religion, gender, or any other factor.