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2016 Lenten Reflection on Consistent Life – Week IV (Spanish version available!) March 7th, 2016



Our faith calls us to pray, fast, and give to charity during Lent. As we look inward and reflect on our own lives, let us also remember our struggling brothers and sisters around the world and even people right in our backyards. To help support your Lenten devotion, Missionary Oblates JPIC is pleased to offer weekly resources centered on a justice theme.

New this week – Download Spanish version of the Week IV Consistent Life Lenten Resource! 

WEEK IV — Consistent life is about right to life but also quality of life. Our challenge is to view all life as sacred and honor all people. Please feel free to share this resource with your congregations, communities and use during your own prayer time. Download the resource here.

WEEK III — The environment/climate change is this week’s focus. 2015 was the year for global action on the environment with several significant happenings, including the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home, and huge rallies for the environment held around the world.  Download the resource here.

WEEK II — This second week we focus on the global occurrence of modern day slavery, also known as human trafficking. An estimated 30 million people worldwide are trafficked at any given time. Please feel free to share this resource with your congregations, communities and use during your prayer time. Download the resource here.

WEEK I — This week’s focus is migration, a pressing global issue that affects us all. Please feel free to share this resource with your congregations, communities and use during your  prayer time. Download the resource here.

43rd Annual March for Life Scheduled for January 22 — Washington, DC January 20th, 2016

The 43rd Annual March for Life will take place in Washington, DC on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 12 noon on the National Mall. U.S. Roman Catholic and Orthodox Bishops will open the rally with prayer at 12 noon. The rally will be followed immediately by the march to Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court.

More information is available at . . or by calling 202-234-3300.



Join us in Washington, DC to make a powerful statement about the value of human life November 23rd, 2015

DC Life Chain

Join us for the 2015 Life Chain, a peaceful, prayerful public witness of pro-life Americans standing in honor of 58 million lives lost to abortion.

WHEN:  Sunday, December 6, 2015, 1:30 – 3 PM.

WHERE: Roughly 231 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017 (near the Dominican House of Studies). We will be standing on the south sidewalk of Michigan Ave between the Dominican House of Studies and Trinity University’s Notre Dame Chapel.

Signs will be available, but please feel free to bring your own. Be mindful that this is a family-friendly event and your signs should be appropriate for all audiences.

Afterwards, meet up with other participants for a quick bite at Brookland Pint, located right by the Brookland-CUA Metro Station.

For questions, please call 202-854-8763.



40 Days For Life Concludes With Candlelight Vigil on Sunday, November 1 October 26th, 2015


A second Candlelight Vigil to mark the close of the 40 Days For Life campaign will take place in Washington, DC on November 1. 40 Days For Life is a nation wide initiative focused on renewing the Church’s commitment to the sanctity of all human life and protection of unborn babies. This year’s Candlelight Vigil coincides with All Saints’ Day.  Details on the local Washington, DC event follow.

On-site Candlelight Vigil

Sunday, November 1, 7:00 P.M.

(candles with holders, provided) 

  •  Where:               1225 4th Street, N.E., Corner of Florida Avenue, Washington, DC
  • Metro Stop:    Red Line, NoMa Gallaudet Station (Walk three blocks east to the site)                                                      
  • When:                    Sunday, November 1st, 7:00 PM


For additional information, please contact:

Diane Conocchioli, Coordinator, 40 Days for Life, Washington, DC

at or visit

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Peace & Life Connections Newsletter October 26th, 2012

We are now reproducing the Consistent Life “Peace & Life Connections” weekly newsletter on our website. If you are interested in more information, or in subscribing to the e-newsletter, please visit

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Aimee Murphy Speaks to Students for Life

Aimee Murphy, Executive Director of Life Matters Journal and CL Advisory Board member, explained the consistent life ethic at the Students for Life of America Regional Conference in Buffalo, New York. They made a video of it and it’s up on the web, along with a full transcript.

Click here to read more »

Pro-Life Marchers Brave Cold, Wet Weather January 23rd, 2012

Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in the annual Pro-Life March in Washington, DC today, with demonstrations planned in cities and towns across the country, calling for an end to abortion in America. Tens of thousands of pro-life supporters marched through downtown San Francisco on Saturday, January 21, to mark the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

Seminarians attending the rally were hosted at the Oblate headquarters in Washington.

Learn more…

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