Pro-life advocates to march on Annapolis

Pro-life advocates will travel to Annapolis March 12 for the annual Maryland March for Life, an effort that will begin and end at St. Mary’s Parish and High School.

It will begin with a youth rally, from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., in St. Mary’s High School, which will include free pizza, speeches from pro-life leaders and free resources.

At 5:15 p.m. Auxiliary Bishop Mark E. Brennan will celebrate Mass in St. Mary’s main church. A concurrent non-denominational worship service will be held in the school.

Marchers will gather in St. Mary’s parking lot after Mass and begin the walk to Lawyer’s Mall at 6:30 p.m. Once there, they will hear from guest speaker Roland C. Warren, the CEO and president of Care Net, a network of pregnancy centers dedicated to helping women choose life. His talk is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Following the march, there will be a mixer at St. Mary’s School at 8 p.m. with a free meal provided by Chick-fil-A.

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Emily Rosenthal Alster

Emily Rosenthal Alster

Emily Rosenthal Alster, a former staff writer for the Catholic Review, is a contributing writer. She is a lifelong resident of Maryland and a parishioner of St. John in Westminster.

Emily is a graduate of Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown, Pa. She holds a bachelor's degree in business communication from Stevenson University.