Catholic Accent The Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 Volume 54, No. 17 On the Journey of a Lifetime with the people of the Diocese of Greensburg, Pa. Edgard Garrido, Reuters/CNS file photo Faithful ready to march in support of God-given dignity: Life By Colleen Pollock CONTRIBUTING WRITER 42nd Annual March for Life: Jan. 22 rights rally marks the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions that legalized abortion. Mary Ellen Pellegrino, diocesan direc-tor of pro-life and social ministry, has been making the trip since the 1980s. “The numbers (of marchers) have Buses from the around the diocese are warming up for the annual trip to Washington, D.C., in support of the pro-life movement. The 2015 March for Life will take place Jan. 22 when pro-life supporters gather on the National Mall and march to Capitol Hill to defend the rights of the unborn child. The 42nd annual human consistently increased each year, with the exception of years of extremely bad weather,” Pellegrino said of diocesan representation at the march. “I’ve seen it go from mostly middle-aged women to men, women and children, and recently to a huge increase in the number of high school and college-age students.” Pellegrino said the increase may be attributed to the student conferences scheduled the day before or after the March for Life. “These conferences instruct and inspire young people,” she said. “They teach them the history of the pro-life movement and the physiological, psychological and spiri-tual aspect surrounding abortion. This (pro-life movement) is a phenomenon that affects the young, and the March for Life is a big part of inspiring these young people.” The March for Life mission also in-cludes legislative work to protect all Continued on page 8 ADDRESS LABEL INSIDE THIS ISSUE Page 4 Women religious are featured during the Year of Consecrated Life. Page 5 Fayette County truck driver steers young minds in his parish. The Annual Report for The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Greensburg: Pages CF1-CF8.