BY ISN STAFF | January 21, 2022
“Every human life is sacred because human life is made in the image and likeness of God and therefore is of infinite worth and deserves to be protected,” said Fr. Brian Paulson, S.J., president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, to over 250 students and faculty attending today’s Ignatian Family Mass for Life at Saint Aloysius Church just minutes from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The mass, co-hosted by the Ignatian Solidarity Network and Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, takes place on the morning of the National March for Life, providing a space for Jesuit high school, college, and parish representatives to connect before heading to the streets for the March later in the day.Amid the challenges of COVID and severe weather across the country, fewer groups made it to Washington, D.C, but Fr. Paulson affirmed their desire to make it to the Nation’s Capital safely saying, “Thank you again for coming today and feeding one another’s discipleship — building up the mystical body of Christ which is the Church. We are so blessed to be disciples of Jesus!” Schools in attendance included Belen Jesuit Preparatory (Miami, Florida), Creighton Preparatory School (Omaha, Nebraska), Georgetown Preparatory School (Washington, DC), Gonzaga College High School (Washington, DC), Jesuit High School (Tampa, Florida), Jesuit High School (New Orleans, Louisiana), Saint Ignatius College Prep (Chicago, Illinois), Saint Ignatius High School (Cleveland, Ohio), Saint Louis University High School, and, University of Detroit Jesuit High School. Jesuit faculty members of various schools and members of the Gonzaga Jesuit Community joined Father Paulson to concelebrate the mass.