Thousands of youth gather to rally for life
The Capital One Arena in Washington, which typically hosts professional basketball and hockey games and sold-out concerts, was filled with thousands of youth from around the country who gathered there Jan. 19 to stand up for life.
The Archdiocese of Washington’s annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life preceded the 45th annual March for Life marking the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
As groups filtered into the arena before sunrise, the band Out of Darkness welcomed them with worship music.
“It felt inspiring to me to see a lot of Catholics come together for something that is important to the