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The Suburbanite
  • Group from Hoban, St. Ed's marches for life in Washington

  • A contingent of 88 Hoban students and four faculty joined with 13 students and three faculty from St. Edward High School to participate in the annual March for Life in Washington to observe the 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision legalizing abortion.

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  • A contingent of 88 Hoban students and four faculty joined with 13 students and three faculty from St. Edward High School to participate in the annual March for Life in Washington to observe the 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision legalizing abortion.
    The group attended the Youth Rally and Mass of Life sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington at the Verizon Center downtown. The Mass was celebrated by Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, two dozen bishops and about 100 priests from around the country. More than 17,000 young people participated. After Mass, the group joined the estimated 400,000 others on the National Mall for the rally and march to the Capitol.
    The group then toured the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of the Catholic University of America. It is the largest Roman Catholic church in North America and one of the 10 largest in the world.
    While in the D.C. area, the Ohio group stayed at Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Md. McNamara is a sister Holy Cross school.