diofav 23

Catholic News Herald

Serving Christ and Connecting Catholics in Western North Carolina

Respect Life Sunday draws hundreds out to pray for sanctity of all human life

Hundreds of Catholics across the Diocese of Charlotte took to the streets after Mass Oct. 1 to publicly stand up for life.

Respect Life Sunday, which marks the start of the U.S. bishops' observance of Respect Life Month in October, brought people out to busy thoroughfares in the big cities as well as small towns to form “Life Chains” as a public witness for the dignity of all human life, from conception to natural death.

Pictured are parishioners and clergy from Brevard, Charlotte, Forest City, Greensboro, Hickory, Huntersville, Kernersville and Monroe.

— Catholic News Herald. Photos by SueAnn Howell, Amy Burger, Paul Doize, David Foppe, Lisa Geraci, Dorice Narins, Giuliana Riley and Bobby Speers

 

Parishioners of St. Gabriel Church in Charlotte pray with their pastor, Father Frank O'Rourke, along the sidewalk in front of the parish at the corner of Providence and Sharon Amity Roads. (SueAnn Howell, Catholic News Herald)
Parishioners of St. Gabriel Church in Charlotte pray with their pastor, Father Frank O'Rourke, along the sidewalk in front of the parish at the corner of Providence and Sharon Amity Roads. (SueAnn Howell, Catholic News Herald)
Parishioners of St. Gabriel Church in Charlotte pray with their pastor, Father Frank O'Rourke, along the sidewalk in front of the parish at the corner of Providence and Sharon Amity Roads. (SueAnn Howell, Catholic News Herald)
Parishioners of St. Gabriel Church in Charlotte pray with their pastor, Father Frank O'Rourke, along the sidewalk in front of the parish at the corner of Providence and Sharon Amity Roads. (SueAnn Howell, Catholic News Herald)
Parishioners of St. Gabriel Church in Charlotte pray with their pastor, Father Frank O'Rourke, along the sidewalk in front of the parish at the corner of Providence and Sharon Amity Roads. (SueAnn Howell, Catholic News Herald)
Parishioners of St. Gabriel Church in Charlotte pray with their pastor, Father Frank O'Rourke, along the sidewalk in front of the parish at the corner of Providence and Sharon Amity Roads. (SueAnn Howell, Catholic News Herald)
Faith gather in Greensboro on Respect Life Sunday
Faith gather in Greensboro on Respect Life Sunday
Faith gather in Greensboro on Respect Life Sunday
Faith gather in Greensboro on Respect Life Sunday
Faith gather in Greensboro on Respect Life Sunday
Faith gather in Greensboro on Respect Life Sunday
Faithful gather in Kernersville for Respect Life Sunday.
Faithful gather in Kernersville for Respect Life Sunday.
Faithful gather in Kernersville for Respect Life Sunday.
Faithful gather in Kernersville for Respect Life Sunday.
Praying for Life at St. Luke in Charlotte
Praying for Life at St. Luke in Charlotte
Praying for Life at St. Luke in Charlotte
Praying for Life at St. Luke in Charlotte
Faithful gather at St. Mark in Huntersville.
Faithful gather at St. Mark in Huntersville.
Faithful gather at St. Mark in Huntersville.
Faithful gather at St. Mark in Huntersville.
Faithful gather at St. Mark in Huntersville.
Faithful gather at St. Mark in Huntersville.
Faithful gather at St. Mark in Huntersville.
Faithful gather at St. Mark in Huntersville.
Faithful gather in Hickory.
Faithful gather in Hickory.
Faithful gather in Hickory.
Faithful gather in Hickory.
Lauren Faunce sharing a Rosary with  friend at the Life Chain, Forest City
Lauren Faunce sharing a Rosary with friend at the Life Chain, Forest City
Life Chain participants at Immaculate Conception, Forest City.
Life Chain participants at Immaculate Conception, Forest City.
Holding pro-life message signs in Brevard.
Holding pro-life message signs in Brevard.
Previous Next Play Pause
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19