Washington, D.C. January 2016 — National Council of Catholic Women attends 43rd Annual March for Life and Board of Directors meeting despite blizzard conditions
The Board of Directors, with representation from thirty provinces around the country, convened in Washington, D.C January 21-24, braving an historic snowstorm for the annual NCCW Board of Directors’ meeting. On January 21st, NCCW Board members attended the Solemn Opening Mass for the 2016 National Prayer Vigil for Life held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, was the principal celebrant and homilist. Members also participated in the March for Life Jan. 22 with fewer groups attending due to the incoming blizzard.
NCCW President Sheila Hopkins, 2014 recipient of a “People of Life” award from the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, says: “NCCW stands in solidarity with all people of good will who believe in the sanctity of life and we join together in prayer for an end to abortion and to the social and cultural conditions that cause women to see it as their only option.” The National Council of Catholic Women has been, since its foundation by the U.S. Catholic bishops in 1920, a voice for the dignity of every human person from conception through natural death.
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